We’re tops for cargo, says Turkish

Turkish Airlines says it has become the leading European air cargo carrier and the fourth globally, according to the latest IATA World Air Transport Statistics data. It increased its freight tonne kilometres by over 32% in 2021 to 9.2 million The airline now operates 20 all-cargo planes and the number destinations served by freighters nearly doubled to 100 in 2022. The cargo facility at the new Istanbul airport, SMARTIST, went ... [+]

Turkish Airlines offers Durban option

Turkish Airlines has extended two of its Istanbul-Johannesburg flights to include Durban on Thursdays and Saturdays with plans to increase these to four weekly flights later this year, depending on uptake. The first flight to land at King Shaka International Airport was given a warm welcome. Currently, Emirates flies five flights a ... [+]

Turkish Cargo starts Stansted freighter flights

Turkish Cargo launched freighter flights to London Stansted on 4 October. They are operated by Airbus 330 type wide-body aircraft on Wednesday, Friday, Sunday on five different routes, and are expected to feed the Middle East Africa and Asia via Turkey. [+]

Number seven spot for Turkish Cargo

Turkish Airlines says its cargo traffic rose to55.614 tons in February, an increase of 37.8% year-on-year according to the latest figures from World ACD. The carrier also moved five places up the world rankings, into the seventh spot. Special cargo transport, up 52%, played a crucial role in its performance. ... [+]

Fish fly thanks to Turkish Cargo

Fish were able to fly at 30,000 feet above the clouds when Turkish Cargo carried 1.5 million live Gilt-head Breams from Izmir to Oman. The young fish had been raised in the Aegean region by Kilic Holding and were flown on a chartered 777F freighter, accompanied by aquaculture engineers, who maintained ... [+]

Turkish cargo offers India link

Turkish Cargo has launched a weekly full freighter service from its Istanbul hub to Chennai and Colombo. It departs from the Turkish city on Wednesdays. [+]

Batman’s wheels ready to fly

Hidden inside the anonymous container are the wheel's of a superhero. Turkish Cargo transported the Batmobile from the US to London on an intercontinental cargo flight following the launch of the latest film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Neither Metropolis nor Gotham City was on the itinerary; more prosaically, the ... [+]

Turkey freighter for Stansted

Turkish Airlines is to launch a weekly Thursday Airbus A310 freighter service from Istanbul Ataturk to London Stansted on 29 October, its first all-cargo service for six years. The carrier's General Sales Agent in the UK is Global Airline Services. [+]

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