A new terminal in Istanbul isn’t the only accomplishment of Turkish Cargo so far this year. Turkish has also increased its frequencies to Budapest from two to three times per week.
With three A310Fs and six A330Fs in its fleet, Turkish will operate with either aircraft, depending on volume. The A310 can carry 38 tonnes per flight, while the larger A330 carries 64 tonnes.
Turkish Cargo is primarily transporting textiles and electronic goods from the Far East to Hungary. On the return journey, the carrier is transporting pharmaceuticals, machine parts and electronic products made in Hungary.
Levend Arisoy, general manager for Turkish Cargo in Hungary, said the company would like to turn the frequencies between Budapest and Istanbul into a daily routine.
“The increase in air cargo traffic between Budapest and Istanbul is a good illustration of the economic relations between these two dynamically developing countries,” said Jozsef Kossuth, cargo manager for Budapest airport.
The new Istanbul facility, opened in January 2015, provides more space for cargo operations and includes a higher-quality security system. The terminal has an annual capacity of 1.2 million tonnes, a total floor area of 764,000 square feet, nearly 463,000 square feet of closed warehouse space, 33,300 square feet of special storage area and approximately 7,500 square feet of special-cargo ULD storage.