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

Turkish Cargo adds two more QEP-accredited stations to roster

Turkish Cargo added two more QEP-accredited Envirotainer stations as part of the carrier’s strategy to attract more high-value pharmaceutical traffic, which chief cargo officer Turhan Ozen said, “addresses decreasing yields in the industry.” The two stations, Brussels and Atlanta, extend Turkish Cargo’s pharmaceutical transportation service in important pharma markets. The Istanbul-based cargo carrier seems to […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 3, 2017

Turkish Cargo expansion strategy pays off with stunning H1 growth

Turkish Cargo announced that its freighter driven growth strategy has pushed income up 24 percent year-over-year (y-o-y) for the first half of 2017. The carrier increased its cargo destinations from 55 at the start of 2016 to 72 by the end of August 2017, with seven new destinations added in the past two months alone, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 22, 2017

QEP Accreditation advances Turkish Cargo pharma ambitions

Turkish Cargo has received QEP Accreditation from Envirotainer at its Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) hub, as well as five other airports across its network: Mumbai (BOM), Hyderabad (HYD), Frankfurt (FRA), Tel Aviv (TLV) and Seoul (ICN). The accreditation bolsters the carrier’s efforts to not only grow its surging general cargo – up a staggering 39.5 […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 16, 2017

Are ‘modest gains’ the new normal for Dubai’s cooling air freight market?

Dubai’s new freight hub is now handling approximately one third of the emirate’s air freight, as both regional airports posted middling first half numbers, reflecting a regional downturn. Freight volumes at Dubai World Central (DWC) rose 3.2 percent year-over-year (y-o-y) to 443,835 tonnes during the first half of 2017. Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 31, 2017

Cargo losses at Etihad more evidence of Gulf region’s cargo downturn

What Etihad Airways called a “slight improvement” in freight carried during fiscal year 2016 failed to offset increased pressures on cargo revenues and yields, prompting a 10 percent decline in freight revenues to US$900 million. Cargo volumes for Etihad’s FY 2016 rose just 0.8 percent to 595,916 tonnes. The news from the Abu Dhabi-based carrier […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 27, 2017

New Istanbul Airport inks €250-million cargo service deals

With Turkish Cargo posting a 30 percent, year-over-year, jump in 2016, to 3.6 billion freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), the scale of Istanbul’s new six-runway airport is suddenly looking more pragmatic. On the logistics side, the country’s new airport is nearing completion, setting the stage for a new global cargo hub that could present real competition […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 14, 2017
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