This is one of the ideas discussed on the sidelines of the conference on Turkish-African Civil Aviation, which was held in Izmir from May 30 to June 2 Senior Malagasy sector participated in this high-level meeting devoted to the development of partnerships between South Africa and the African continent in the airline industry. Several areas were identified to the timely establishment of a partnership between Madagascar and Turkey which, among other training.
"Turkey is a very open country to the establishment of fair business partnerships, and has a very different approach from other rich countries in the negotiation. I think the opening of a route between the two countries is a project that is progressing very well, "says a senior official who attended the meeting.
Now the question is how the opening of this line will be. There are two possibilities, the first being the opening of heaven Malagasy aircraft to a Turkish company and vice versa. The establishment of a system or a cochair codeshare is also possible. That is to say that Air Madagascar could have quotas of seats it can sell in the Turkish planes. In the current context, this second option seems the most feasible. For now, go to Turkey for a Malagasy remains an obstacle course, and expensive with many compulsory stop of Africa and Arabia.
Turkey is a great nation of 75 million. This is one of the few European countries that is not a member of the European Union. With the second highest rate of economic growth the highest in the world after China, is a potential market for Malagasy products, a significant partner for the economy of the Big Island in general. For their part, the growing interest of Turks for Africa is an opportunity.