IRS Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Turkish Airlines as part of its expansion programme and to ensure professionalism and quality service are woven deeper into its service delivery, especially at this crucial expansion phase. The MOU which has the support of the governments of both countries, agrees bilateral relationships between IRS Airlines and Turkish Airlines that will see Turkish Airlines sharing its experience and cooperating with IRS Airlines in the areas of training and personnel development, maintenance and repair, cabin interior, bilateral interline traffic agreement and special proration agreement. Both companies agreed to promote economic relations between Nigeria and Turkey using civil aviation means.
A statement by the Managing Director of IRS Airline, Mr. Yemi Dada said “the MOU was signed at Istanbul, Turkey, on December 4th 2012, by Chairman/CEO of IRS Airlines, Alhaji Rabiu Isayaku and Dr Temel Kotil, President/CEO of Turkish Airlines.
IRS Airlines is a Nigerian licensed domestic and regional airline with eight major destinations and hubs in Lagos and Abuja. Turkish Airlines is a major European carrier and the world’s fifth largest airline with a worldwide network including 205 cities in 90 countries and over 200 aircraft in its fleet. Turkish Airline has been voted best airline in Europe for two consecutive years.
By Adeyemi Adisa