According to the data announced for May by the WACD (World Air Cargo Data), the international air cargo information provider, Turkish Cargo, the global air cargo brand, increased its market share to 5 percent and transported 1 of every 20 air cargo, carried throughout the world, in the industry where the global air cargo market has shrunk by 28.5 percent, resulting from the pandemic.
During the course of the pandemic with its acute effects on a global scale, the global air cargo market was affected potently and experienced a severe shrinkage, and decreased by 18 percent between January and May, but Turkish Cargo did not experience any loss of tonnage on year-on-year basis, and acted as a global bridge for the purpose of preventing the interruption of the international supply chain.
During the course of such process, having provided service to 90 direct cargo destinations by means of its freighters with high-tonnage capacity, Turkish Cargo made use of 32 wide-body airliners during such operations while it has performed air cargo operations to more than 60 destinations, including London, Moscow, Oslo, Shanghai, Bangkok, Doha, New York and Casablanca, by employing the wide-body airliners of Turkish Airlines, its master brand.
Turkish Cargo transported medicine and medical equipment shipments all around the world
Turkish Cargo, which has obtained the “CEIV Pharma” certificate in consequence of the training, assessment and validation process, established by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for the purpose of enabling the performance of global air cargo operations at a high standard, accomplished the transportation of 21 thousand 547 tonnes of medicine and approximately 7 thousand medical equipment between February 01 and June 30, and operated more than 1100 flights just in June by making use of the freighters and airliners.
Continuing its activities devotedly on 7/24 basis for the purpose of transporting food, aid materials, masks and medical equipment all around the world, and in particular preventing the interruption of the global medicine supply, Turkish Cargo has taken any and all hygiene measures for its operational personnel and taken the actions as required for providing masks and sanitizers/disinfectants and maintaining the social distancing, and it has been keeping up such measures.
Being one of the fastest developing air cargo brands in the world, Turkish Cargo continues to raise the bar for achievement higher with each passing day by combining its wide range of service and operational capabilities with the unique geographical advantages of Turkey.
About Turkish Cargo:
Arranging air cargo operations to more than 300 destinations, 90 of which are the cargo destinations, in 127 countries around the world, Turkish Cargo operates with its fleet of 361 aircraft, 25 of which are freighters, at its hub in Istanbul that connects the continents with its strategic importance. Turkish Cargo, the fastest growing and developing air cargo brand of the world, aims to become one of the top 5 air cargo brands in 2023.