Continuing its growth during the 2019, Turkish Cargo managed to rise to the 7th spot in the WACD (World Air Cargo Data) with 9.6 percent increase in its tonnage despite the 5.8 shrinkage in the air cargo market along with 5.7 percent fall in the demand according to IATA (International Air Transport Association) reports during January and February. The company increased its market share in the sold tonnage by 0.6 points in the first two months of the year compared to last year and reached a growth of 4.3 percent while increasing its cumulative market share by 0.4 points to 4.1 percent and achieved a sustainable growth.
On this successful performance of Turkish Cargo, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, M. İlker Aycı states the following; “In the last two years, we rose from 12th place to 7th place after surpassing five big global air cargo brands from Europe and Far East. Especially considering that the shrinkage in the demand for the market causes gloom in the sector with disappointing numbers, this success brightens the future of Turkish Cargo even more.”
With the moving operation to Istanbul Airport, the world’s biggest airport project, Turkish Cargo will continue its operations with Atatürk Airport and Istanbul Airport as “Dual Hub”. After the completion of Istanbul Airport’s all phases, the air cargo brand will have the capacity of handling 4 million tonnage of cargo in a year thanks to its cargo terminal with 300 thousand m² indoor space.
Reaching 307 destinations in 124 countries with belly capacity of Turkish Airlines and additionally operating dedicated cargo flights to 86 destinations with its fleet of cargo planes, Turkish Cargo continues to increase its service quality with its current infrastructure and investments.