Turkish Cargo’s February cargo tonnage up 37.8 percent y/y
April 17, 2018: According to the recently released figures by the WACD (World Air Cargo Data), Turkish Cargo sees surge in cargo sales in February.
The carrier handled a total of 55.614 tonnes of cargo sales in February that represents an increase of 37.8 percent year-on- year basis.
The airline reports that special cargo transportations contributed to the major pie (52 percent year-on-year) of the tonnage processed. Compared to February 2017, the carrier saw 45 percent in valuable cargo; 18 percent in vulnerable cargo; 64 percent in perishable cargo; 53 percent in heat-sensitive medicinal cargo operations, and 50 percent in dangerous goods cargo.
Turkish Cargo looked at expanding its network and launched new lines in 2018. The new cargo routes include Taipei (Taiwan), Miami (USA), Toronto (Canada), Zaragoza (Spain), Houston (USA), Bogota (Colombia), Liege, Brussels (Belgium), Muscat (Oman), Mexico City (Mexico) and Vilnius (Lithuania).
The carrier plans to expand the cargo flights network with new routes to: Quito (Equator); Karaganda (Kazakhstan); Tokyo (Japan); Navoi (Uzbekistan); Abu Dhabi (UAE); Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and Misurata (Libya) by the end of this year.