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Air Namibia & Turkish Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement.

Air Namibia and Turkish Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement.

Air Namibia (SW) and Turkish Airlines (TK) signed a codeshare agreement yesterday. The agreement that will be effective as from 01st March 2017, covers routes between Turkey and Namibia, and set to expand the travel opportunities for the passengers of two airlines.

The signing ceremony took place at Turkish Airlines’ Headquarters in İstanbul. Namibia Deputy Minister of Works & Transport honorable Sankwasa James Sankwasa and Turkish Airlines Deputy Chairman and CEO, Bilal Ekşi signed the deal in the presence of senior officials from both sides.

L-R: Mandi Samson, Acting MD: Air Namibia, Deputy minister of Works, James Sankwasa, Bilal Ekşi – Turkish Airlines Deputy Chairman and CEO and Dr. Ahmet Bolat – Turkish Airlines Chief Officer (Technology & Investment).

This new codeshare agreement is bound to broaden the commercial partnership between two companies and their respective countries. At the same time, passengers of both airlines will be given more travel options between Namibia and Turkey.

Under the terms of the agreement, Air Namibia and Turkish Airlines are planning to place codes on unilateral flights of SW on Windhoek – Johannesburg v.v. / Windhoek – Frankfurt v.v. and unilateral flights of TK on İstanbul – Johannesburg v.v. / İstanbul – Frankfurt v.v. Also it has been considered that, when SW introduces the Windhoek – İstanbul v.v. flights in future, this codeshare agreement will be expanded by placing the code to include beyond İstanbul flights.

Honorable Sankwasa expressed his satisfaction with this commercial partnership with a well-established and rapidly growing carrier like Turkish Airlines, which enjoys a broad route network. He also expressed that he is happy for Air Namibia to conduct this codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines and also added that the deal is a crucial experience for the national airline. Honourable Sankwasa further stated that he is confident about this cooperation which will be fruitful for both sides and will be enlarged very soon.

 

The many areas of cooperation between Turkish Airlines and Air Namibia.” Honourable Sankwasa further stated.

“We are pleased to sign this codeshare agreement with Air Namibia and aim to improve our partnership to maximize the travel opportunities offered our passengers through our flight networks. Air Namibia continues its expansion successfully, and we believe that this partnership between Turkish Airlines and Air Namibia will bring benefit to both carriers, not only from a commercial perspective, but also in cultural interactions between Turkey and Namibia while promoting business travel between two countries.” said Turkish Airlines’ Deputy Chairman and CEO, Mr. Bilâl Ekşi, as commenting on the agreement.

Air Namibia Carrying the Spirit of NamibiaAbout Air Namibia:

Established in 1946 and started operations in 1949. As of December 2016, the route network comprised 16 destinations and 17 airports in seven different countries in Africa and Europe, with eight of these destinations being domestic ones. The airline is positioned as a niche carrier serving domestic points within Namibia, the immediate regional markets of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Angola, Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. The airline also serves the entire European network through Frankfurt. Air Namibia is a winner of the “Feather Awards” for Best Regional Airline for more than 11 years, including 2016. More information about Air Namibia can be found on www.airnamibia.com or our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

photoAbout Turkish Airlines:

Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 334 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 296 destinations worldwide with 247 international and 49 domestic. According to Skytrax survey of 2016, Turkish Airlines was chosen “Europe’s Best Airline” for the 6th and “Best Airline in Southern Europe” for the 8th consecutive time. Turkish Airlines was awarded for the world’s “Best Onboard Catering – Economy Class” in 2010, and the world’s “Best Business Class Airline Catering” in 2013, 2014, and once again this year; and according to this year’s results, it has also been awarded the “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” award for two years in a row. More information on Turkish Airlines is available on our website www.turkishairlines.com or our Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin and Instagram accounts.

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More domestic flights from September!

Air Namibia is pleased to announce that effective 4 September 2016,
we will be increasing flight frequencies and capacity on some of our domestic routes
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Routes on which flight frequency and capacity increases will be offered are the following;   ·

Ondangwa: We will launch an additional flight frequency on the Eros – Ondangwa route on Mondays, from the current two flights per day to three flight per day. We will also launch an additional flight frequency on Saturdays, from the current single flight per day to two flights.   ·

Rundu/Katima Mulilo: Flights to Rundu and Katima Mulilo will be separated, meaning that flights to Rundu will no longer go via Katima Mulilo, and flights to Katima Mulilo will no longer go via Rundu.

We will introduce direct and non-stop flights between Eros and Rundu, three times per week to be operated on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.   The new service of direct and non-stop flights between Eros and Katima Mulilo will remain on 4 flights per week, to be operated on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

In addition to the frequency and capacity increases, we are happy to also announce that we have revised our fares and ticket prices on domestic routes downwards, by an aggregate of 20%. This reduction in fares will ensure that all fares payable on domestic routes, including taxes, will be well below N$ 3,990.00 return.

“The decision taken to increase flight frequencies and capacity on domestic routes is in line with our strategic objective of making air travel affordable, and this is just the beginning of it all”, says Paul Nakawa, Corporate Communications Manager of Air Namibia.
“As opportunities for fixed cost reduction from increased aircraft utilization are realized, the more the benefit in cost reduction will be passed onto the end user, our esteemed flying public, Nakawa said.

We are grateful to Namibia Airports Company, for the decision to allow us to increase flights into Eros Airport, which has made it possible for us to increase frequencies on specified routes, which ultimately reduces our fixed costs per seat, and it is our wish that this level of cooperation and alignment will continue going forward, which will help us create a situation whereby every Namibia will afford to fly, removing pressure from our roads, added Xavier Masule General Manager for Commercial Services at Air Namibia

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AirNamibia voted second best Regional Airline in Africa!

Air Namibia voted best regional AirlineWindhoek, Tuesday 19 July 2016;

We feel honoured and truly delighted to have been selected in the number 2 spot in the category of Best Regional Airline in Africa. This reaffirms the trust conveyed by our valuable clients and other key stakeholder who are at the heart of everything we do at Air Namibia, and confirms our undeterred commitment to customer satisfaction,” “We will continue to listen to our customers and respond in such a way that we meet and exceed their needs, with our value proposition underpinned by the Namibian Hospitality as a baseline.

We are proud that our efforts are being recognized by the public as well as trade and travel professionals. This recognition is dedicated to the entire Air Namibia team and Board members for their support during this challenging time of our existence, and will go a long way in encouraging all of us to work even harder to make all our key stakeholders proud.

Issued by: Corporate Communications Office

Contact Person: Paul Homateni Nakawa
Manager: Corporate Communications

Tel: +264 61 299 6216 Fax: +264 61 299 6178

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About Air Namibia (Pty) Limited:

Air Namibia, Namibia’s national airline, operates scheduled flights and carries cargo (freights) on domestic, regional and intercontinental flights. The airline was founded in 1947 as South West Air Transport, which later changed to South West Airways. In 1992, the airline’s name was changed to Air Namibia. The mandate of Air Namibia is to be a major contributor towards the attraction and promotion of tourism to Namibia by providing air transport services between Namibia and other countries, as well as by operating flights within the boundaries of Namibia. The airline is positioned as a niche carrier serving domestic points within Namibia, the immediate regional markets of South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Angola. Points beyond (Asia, USA, Middle East and Europe) are serviced in conjunction with partner airlines via our gateways: Frankfurt, Johannesburg and Lusaka.

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Air Namibia Temporally Wet Leases A340-500 for WHK-FRA

MEDIA RELEASE

AIR NAMIBIA TEMPORALLY WET LEASES AN A340-500 FOR WINDHOEK/FRANKFURT FLIGHTS

Windhoek, Thursday 12 May 2016; This serves to inform our clients and all other key stakeholders that Air Namibia will introduce a temporary change of aircraft to replace one of our

Airbus A330-200 which service the Windhoek – Frankfurt route effective 13 May 2016, with a wet leased Airbus A340-500 aircraft. The temporary use of the HiFly aircraft is expected to be for a period of ten (10) days. This A340-500 which will be leased from HiFly (5K) comes in a two class cabin configuration of 36 Business Class seats offering full flat beds and a seat pitch of 78 inches, as well as 201 Economy Class seats offering a seat pitch of 33 inches.

In order to minimise flight disruptions, Air Namibia management opted to wet lease an aircraft to complement the other A330-200 that services the Windhoek/Frankfurt, in order to ensure continued service delivery to our flying publics. There are not enough pilots to operate this route due to sudden and unexpected illness of five of our senior captains.

“We would like to use this opportunity to assure our stakeholders that Air Namibia is committed to ensuring that our safety standards are upheld at all times, and we are committed to maintain our flight schedules are far as possible hence having decided to on this short term lease arrangement to prevent schedule disruptions”, commented Paul Nakawa, Manager for Corporate Communications at Air Namibia.

Notes to Editors

Wet lease operation is an arrangement whereby companies lease their airplane/aircraft with flight crew to another airline.

Issued by the Corporate Communications Office

Contact Person: Paul Homateni Nakawa
Manager: Corporate Communications