RwandAir, Turkish Airlines seal landmark codeshare accord
from PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda
KIGALI – RWAND-AIR’S new codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines will allow the former’s customers to access 124 countries served by the latter and improve connections for inbound travellers to Africa via an extensive continental network.
The new codeshare will also offer the African airline’s customers greater travel choices and seamless connection opportunities in the local capital, Kigali, and Istanbul.
“RwandAir is always exploring new commercial opportunities to expand its reach into markets which can deliver financial return and benefit our growing customer base,” said Yvonne Makolo, RwandAir Chief Executive Officer.
RwandAir customers travelling from Africa can now access Turkish Airlines’ network of over 300 worldwide destinations.
Currently, Turkish Airlines offers daily flights between RwandAir’s Kigali base and the carrier’s home hub in Istanbul.
This agreement follows the African airline’s recently launched codeshares with leading airlines such as Qatar Airways and British Airways.
From its hub at the heart of Africa at Kigali International Airport, RwandAir says it is renowned for its excellent on-time performance, customer service, and safety.
RwandAir currently operates to 24 destinations across East, Central, West and Southern Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia.
“We are incredibly excited to have signed this new codeshare agreement with one the world’s largest and leading carriers, Turkish Airlines,” Makolo said.
– CAJ News