04 May 2020, Turkish Cargo, the fastest growing air cargo brand in the world, achieved the highest growth rate among the best 25 air cargo carriers with 16.6 percent growth rate, according to the International Air Transport Association`s (IATA) Freight Tone Kilometers (FTK) February`20 results.
Previously ranking 8th in 2019, Turkish Cargo rose to 5th place and increased its global FTK market share to 4.4 percent, while the global air cargo industry shrank by 2.6 percent, according to FTK data, which is the measure of a flight`s freight carrying capacity calculated by multiplying the number of tone of freight on an aircraft by the distance travelled in kilometers.
On the successful growth of Turkish Cargo, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, M. İlker Aycı stated: “Just like our nation, we are a company that cannot abide losing or giving up. During these difficult days where the only thing we can do is to carry cargo, we are doing our duty to the best of our abilities while doing valuable work for humanitarian and commercial ends. The success of Turkish Cargo shows our commitment to carry our country to a central position in the world for the air cargo sector. Our geopolitical location and available means will help our country to become a more significant player in the air cargo sector following the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, we will be marching with surer footing towards our goal of making Turkish Cargo one of the top five air cargo brands in the world by 2023.
Turkish Cargo continues to contribute to the global supply chain
Turkey’s national air cargo brand Turkish Cargo continues its operations 24/7 in order to keep the global supply chain intact by carrying food, relief supplies, masks, medical equipment and medicines during the global pandemic of COVID-19.
Turkish Cargo continues to carry much-needed medicines and medical equipment from different continents first to Turkey and afterwards from Turkey to Chicago, Taipei, Atlanta, Sao Paulo, Seoul, New York and Kiev, and to all over the world. The successful brand carried 4,000 tons of medicines and 500 tons of medical equipment during April.
Turkish Cargo, which has the 6th largest air cargo carrying capacity in the world, is providing air cargo services with 25 high-capacity freighters to 90 direct cargo destinations, while also reaching 38 destinations, including London, Moscow, Cairo, Shanghai, Bangkok, Doha, Dubai and Casablanca with 19 wide-body passenger aircraft from the fleet of Turkish Airlines.
During this critical period, flag carrier air cargo brand continues to act as a bridge between countries in order to prevent the disruption of global supply chain, operating more than 900 flights in April with cargo and passenger aircraft.
In addition to its contributions towards maintaining the global supply chain, global air cargo brand Turkish Cargo also continues to perform its duty to our nation, supporting our people as the national flag carrier during these difficult days.