Friday, November 9, 2012

► NIGER: Turkish Airlines to start 3x weekly Niamey, Ouagadougou flights from December.

Turkish AirlinesFollowing the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding and a Bilateral Air Services Agreement between the Governments of Niger and Turkey in May, the Nigerien ministries of Foreign Affairs and Transport today  announced that Turkish Airlines is to start flights between Turkey, Niger and Burkina Faso effective mid December.

Niamey's Diori Hamani International Airport
Niamey's Diori Hamani International Airport

Turkish Airlines (TK): Istanbul - Niamey (Niger) - Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) - Istanbul
- Effective 15 December 2012
  • TK597 IST 1745 - 2255 NIM 2355 - 2355 OUA 0055+1 - 09:15+1 IST    739 | 146
 Source [Amadeus]

Turkish Airlines rapid expansion into Africa comes as part of Turkey's move to develop and enhance bilateral ties with African countries by investing in projects that concern humanitarian aid, public education, social welfare and infrastructure. In line with this policy, Turkey has increased the number of its embassies in Africa to 34 with new diplomatic missions being opened in Niger, Namibia, Gabon, Burkina Faso, Chad and Guinea.