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Upward acceleration of Turkish Cargo is maintained in 2018.

[ April 26, 2018   //   ]

Reaching 302 destinations in 121 countries with the cargo transport capacity of Turkish Airlines, which flies to the most countries worldwide, and operating additional direct cargo flights to 85 destinations thanks to the fleet of freighters, Turkish Cargo achieved a total of 55.614 tons of cargo sales in February, with an increase by 37.8% on year-on-year basis, as reported by the WACD (World Air Cargo Data). Leveraging on this outstanding performance, Turkish Cargo’s ranking increased by 5 grades, reaching the 7th rank in the list of “top global air cargo carriers” of WACD, the global air cargo transportation data service provider.
Special cargo transportations, achieving a growth of 52% on year-on-year basis, played a crucial role in this outstanding performance. When the months of February in 2017 and 2018 are compared in terms of carried tonnage, Turkish Cargo performed approximately 14 tons of special cargo, and achieved a growth of 45% in valuable cargo operations, 18% in vulnerable cargo operations, 64% in perishable cargo operations, 53% in heat-sensitive medicinal cargo operations, and 50% in dangerous goods cargo operations, making its mark once again in special cargo transportation operations carried out with the efforts of dedicated teams.
Being well-known for its special solutions to special cargo transportation operations, Turkish Cargo provides practical and special solutions in highly-secure special cargo rooms designed exclusively for different contents and temperature ranges. The air cargo carrier acts in compliance with the guidelines provided by IATA (International Air Transport Association) at its cargo terminal, equipped with the encompassing and high-quality security systems, keeping the maximum level of safety and customer satisfaction on its primary focal point.