Turkish Cargo posts 15.6% tonnage growth in first quarter

Turkish Cargo carried a total of 363,297 tonnes of cargo and mail during the first quarter of 2019, a year-over-year growth of 15.6%, according to traffic results released last week by Turkish Airlines. In particular, sold tonnage increased by 29.1% in the American market and by 15.4% in the Asian market. For the first three […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • May 28, 2019

Turkish Cargo adds Porto to freighter network

This week, Turkish Cargo added a Porto (OPO) stop to a weekly flight previously operating as a round-trip service between Istanbul (IST) and Madrid (MAD) on Sundays. Recent refinements to Turkish Cargo’s medium-widebody network, like the Porto stop, which is served with an A330-200F, shed some light on the interplay between passenger bellies and the […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 10, 2019

Top 5 most memorable air cargo partnerships announced in 2018

As we wrap up the end of another year of evolution and growth in the realm of airfreight, Air Cargo World reflects on the year’s most memorable partnerships, memoranda of understanding (MOUs), strategic cooperations and joint ventures (JVs), which mark the beginning of a new era in the industry — one that will be defined […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 24, 2018

Cargolux, Turkish Cargo sign on to Cargo Facts EMEA speaker faculty

Cargo Facts EMEA 2019, the industry’s foremost event for innovation in air freight and equipment technology across the EMEA region and globally, continues to add to its stellar speaker lineup with the addition of innovation guru, Olivier Chabin, and cargo expert, Turhan Özen. The event will be held Feb. 4-6, 2019, at the Westin Grand Frankfurt and […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 13, 2018

Turkish Cargo to operate dual hub in Istanbul

As Turkish Airlines’ passenger operations migrate to Istanbul New Airport (ISL), cargo moving in the bellyhold will follow, while its freighter services will continue operating at Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST). ISL, due to fully open on Dec. 29, will have an initial capacity of 2.5 million tonnes, which will scale up to 6 million tonnes […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 11, 2018

Turkish Cargo prepares for ‘Mega Hub’ at Istanbul New Airport

Turkish Cargo is preparing to move services from its current Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) hub to the Istanbul New Airport (ISL). ISL is scheduled to open on Oct. 29 of this year, and shortly after, on Dec. 31, cargo moving in belly holds of passenger aircraft will move through ISL, while Turkish Cargo’s freighter services […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • October 19, 2018

Turkish Cargo adds Mexico City to network

Turkish Cargo is adding Mexico City (MEX) to its freighter flight network – its eighth Latin American destination, and 19th destination in the Americas. Beginning Oct. 3, the carrier will operate twice-weekly 777F flights to Mexico City International Airport (MEX). The first flight connects the carrier’s Istanbul (IST) hub to MEX via Madrid (MAD),  and […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 17, 2018

The World of E-Commerce: Taking advantage of retail’s online revolution

Buzzword or not, the “e-commerce revolution” has reshaped not only the air cargo logistics chain but the overall retail market, on a global scale. With the rise of e-commerce giants such as Amazon in the United States, and Alibaba and JD.com in China, the need for e-commerce shipments to move across the globe in only […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 10, 2018

Turkish Cargo moves 1.5 million live fish

This week Turkish Cargo successfully transported 1.5 million live fish on a 777 freighter from Turkey to Oman. The farm-raised sea bream were carried in water tanks in accordance with IATA’s Live Animals Regulations (LAR) standards. An aquaculture engineer monitored the pH-balance of the water, oxygen levels and water temperature through the 24-hour transit operation. The […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 23, 2018

Turkish Cargo starts weekly perishables service between Istanbul, Liège

One of Europe’s most cargo-friendly airports is now seeing traffic coming from one of the continent’s fastest-growing cargo operations. Starting today, Turkish Cargo will begin weekly service, using an A330-200 freighter, between Istanbul and Liège, thanks in large part to Europe’s growing appetite for perishables. According to Liège Airport (LGG), the carrier, a subsidiary of […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 13, 2018

Turkish Cargo launches 777F Miami cargo flights

Turkish Cargo launched weekly freighter flights connecting Istanbul to Miami and Houston, both strategical cargo destinations for the Istanbul-based carrier. Turkish Cargo’s Miami/Houston cargo flights will utilize the carrier’s recently acquired 777-200Fs. The new freighter route connects Miami and Houston to 120 countries through more than 300 destinations with its Istanbul-Madrid-Miami departing flights and Miami-Houston-İstanbul […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 24, 2018

Turkish Airlines orders 3 more 777 freighters from Boeing

Turkish Airlines ordered three additional 777 freighters from Boeing, only weeks after the carrier took delivery of its first two 777Fs last month – suggesting that chief cargo officer Turhan Ozen is serious about expanding the carrier’s cargo business and ranking among the top five cargo players globally by 2023. "These freighter orders will surely […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 10, 2018

Turkish Airlines takes delivery of first 777 freighter

Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines took delivery of its first 777 freighter, which is the first of two 777 freighters the airline has on order for 2017. The chairman of the board for Turkish Airlines, M. İlker Aycı, called the delivery a “milestone event” in the airline’s cargo business, which has expanded rapidly during the year, growing […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 7, 2017

Turkish Cargo racks up another bumper third quarter

Turkish Airlines Cargo has posted yet another round of impressive gains, growing cargo revenues by 38.3 percent, year-over-year, to US$343 million for the third-quarter. With three months to go, Turkish Cargo is already 27 percent ahead of last year’s totals in terms of cargo tonnage carried, at 810,000 tonnes. Over the first nine months, Turkish’s […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 10, 2017
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