Turkey’s nationwide air cargo model, Turkish Cargo, achieved the best progress charge – 16.6% – among the world’s top 25 carriers, in keeping with an business group.
Turkish Cargo rose to fifth from eighth in 2019 and elevated its world Freight Tonne Kilometers (FTK) market share to 4.4%, in keeping with the International Air Transport Association’s FTK February 2020 information.
The world air cargo business, in the meantime, contracted by 15.2% year-on-year in March, pushed by sharply weaker demand throughout all areas because the COVID-19 outbreak prolonged into a world pandemic.
“The success of Turkish Cargo exhibits our dedication to hold our nation to a central place on this planet within the air cargo sector. Our geopolitical location and accessible means will assist the nation turn into a extra vital participant within the sector following the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated İlker Aycı, the chairman of Turkish Airlines, Turkish Cargo’s mother or father firm, in an announcement Sunday.
Turkish Cargo operates 24/7 to maintain the worldwide provide chain intact by carrying meals, aid provides, masks, medical tools and medicines amid the virus outbreak, the assertion added. It shipped 4,000 tons of medicines and 500 tons of medical tools in April.
Turkish Cargo, the communique added, has the sixth-largest carrying ability on this planet, and is offering air cargo providers with 25 high-capacity freighters to 90 direct locations.
It reaches 38 locations, together with London, Moscow, Cairo, Shanghai, Bangkok, Doha, Dubai and Casablanca, with 19 of its wide-body passenger plane from its Turkish Airlines fleet.