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

Turkish Cargo adds two more African destinations to freighter network

Turkish Cargo continues its expansion into Africa, with the July 1 launch of a scheduled cargo flights to Johannesburg and Madagascar. After noticing rising exports in bellyholds, the carrier is adding freighter capacity to meet demand. South Africa’s major export markets include Europe and the Americas, where Turkish has expanded its network in recent years. […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 12, 2017

Turkish Cargo adds second Nigeria service to Kano

In what appears to be an almost monthly occurrence, Turkish Cargo, one of the world’s fastest-growing freight operations, is expanding yet again – this time in West Africa. Starting July 4, the carrier is launching weekly cargo flights to Kano, Nigeria, also touching down in Dakar, Senegal. The added Dakar flight will double the number […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 30, 2017

Turkish adds freighter capacity into Brazil, France

Bolstering its reputation as one of the fastest-growing airfreight operations in the world, Turkish Cargo launched scheduled freighter flights to Paris yesterday, and will launch a scheduled cargo route to São Paulo on June 25. Calling São Paolo, “one of the largest industrial and trade centers in South America,” Turkish plans to connect rising Brazil […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 22, 2017

Turkish Cargo’s new boss brings forwarders to the fore

No matter how much you might love your local coffee shop or pub, there’s invariably something that you would improve if you were running the show. Turhan Ozen has become that empowered customer. A former freight forwarder, he is now in the driver’s seat of one of the fastest growing air cargo operations in the […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 4, 2017

Turkish Cargo doubles freighter capacity into Oslo on strong seafood exports

Thanks to a strong start to the year for seafood exports, Turkish Airlines doubled its freighter capacity into Oslo Airport this month. Turkish Airlines’ cargo division launched flights to Oslo Airport on March 10, before upping capacity. The route will be serviced by an A330-200F.  Martin Langaas, director of cargo at Avinor, the airport operator, […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 19, 2017

FAA lifts Turkey’s flight restrictions, logistics makes quick recovery

The FAA announced on Monday that all restrictions on flights to and from Turkey in the wake of Friday’s coup attempt, have been lifted. The decision is welcome news to Turkish national carrier Turkish Airways, which would have been forced to cancel flights to the ten airports that it serves in the United States. The […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 18, 2016

Turkish Cargo takes on America

Toward the end of this year’s Super Bowl, after many of the most expensive TV advertisements of the year had aired, viewers may have noticed an odd brand tie-in for the upcoming “Batman vs. Superman” movie, premiering at the end of this month: Turkish Airlines. In the ad, actors from the film, Ben Affleck and […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 3, 2016

Turkish Cargo: The political question

Turkey’s geographic location makes it an ideal crossroads for the world’s air traffic, but this location has a dark side, too. Straddling two continents and bordering some of the world’s most war-torn regions, Turkey is also vulnerable to political conflicts around nearly every national border, which could have dire consequences on its ability to trade. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 29, 2016
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