TURKISH Airlines have expanded its footprint in Africa by commencing with a new scheduled cargo flight once a week between Istanbul, Johannesburg, and Windhoek.
Namibia Airports Company Spokesperson, Dan Kamati said the newly established cargo route is operational under the signed Bilateral Air Service Agreements (BASA) between the governments of Namibia and Turkey. The new cargo flight route is aimed at promoting international commercial air transport services and, business and trade between the two countries.
The airline has increased its number of destinations for direct cargo services to fifteen by adding Windhoek to its Africa networks.
Serkan Sonmez, Cargo Sales Director for Africa said that the airline is looking forward to strengthening the export trade between and Namibia and believe that they can support the export market with the service and expectation they deserve.
Namibia Airports Company warmly welcomes the Turkish airline at our flagship airport, Hosea Kutako International Airport amid the trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are excited to have Turkish Airlines on Board during these tough times and the establishment of this new route will add value to the enhancement of promoting Namibia as the logistic hub”, explains Bisey /Uirab, NAC CEO.
Airlines calling at Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) since September 2021 are Air Namibia, Airlink, FlyWestair, Ethiopian Airways, Eurowings, and the Turkish Airlines.