Turkish Airlines’ operations on the Istanbul-Luanda route will officially open in October this year, Transport Minister Ricardo de Abreu announced in Ankara.
The operator intends, initially, to carry out weekly flights on the Istanbul-Luanda route, aiming at boosting cooperation between the two states and peoples.
According to the minister, who was speaking to the press on the sidelines of the Angola/Turkey Business Forum, the initiative is part of a memorandum to be signed between Turkish Airlines and Angolan Airline (TAAG), on a code-sharing basis.
The Angolan official said that this sharing will make it possible for passengers, from Luanda, to have access in a single mode or single ticket to the connection to Istanbul or to the Turkish Arlines route network and vice-versa, benefiting from a connection to the Angolan capital.
“We think that it is a very positive agreement for the two countries and for the two airlines, but, above all, because it is the first step for us to open the paths of this strategic cooperation announced here by the two Presidents,” he expressed.
In relation to ticket costs, the Minister said that it is up to his ministry only to ensure the existence of a high level of competitiveness for the country.