Thursday, September 13, 2012

► GAMBIA: Corendon Airlines to offer Amsterdam - Banjul from October.

Corendon AirlinesAntalya-based tour operator Corendon Airlines (XC), a joint Turkish and Dutch registered airline, today announced that effective 1 October the carrier would launch a weekly Amsterdam, Holland - Banjul, The Gambia service which would increase to a 3x weekly service from 1 November onwards.

Correndon Airlines: Amsterdam, Holland - Banjul, The Gambia
-Effective 1 October 2012
  • CND127 AMS 1400 - 1830 BJL 738 | 1
  • CND128 BJL 1930 - 0400+1 AMS 738 | 1
Source [Correndon]

Corendon Airlines Boeing 737
Corendon Airlines Boeing 737-800
A part of Corendon BV, the company started in 2000 and has grown into one of the largest airline tour operators in the Netherlands and Belgium. Following a string of successes in Turkey, the airline entered the organized tour market in Crete, Egypt, Bulgaria, Tunisia prior to its current venture into The Gambia.

Speaking at Banjul International Airport, Gambia on the occasion of the first, albeit once off Corendon Airlines flight, Gambian minister of Tourism and Culture, Fatou Mass Jobe-Njie, noted:
"...that the airline will add to the increase of tourists to the country, saying “the more arrivals, the more new jobs are created with employment and the more it will benefit the country’s economy”. She also noted that those that came with the plane to the country will create more awareness about The Gambia to their people."
Source [The Observer, Gambia]