Turkish Cargo has begun a weekly A310-300 freighter service to Brussels from Istanbul operated by fellow Turkish carrier ULS Cargo.
Turkish Cargo says it expects to carry time- and temperature-sensitive shipments with a focus on the pharma sector. The airline’s cargo hub at Istanbul and Brucargo at Brussels Airport are both IATA CEIV pharma certified.
In the first phase, the route will be operated with an A310F aircraft on Saturdays.
Commenting on the new freighter service, Steve Polmans, head of Cargo and Logistics at Brussels Airport Company said: “Today we celebrated for the third time in April, this time we welcomed the first cargo flight of Turkish Airlines operated by ULS Cargo. Welcome to Brussels, wish you many more happy and safe landings at our airport.”
Turkish Cargo has already launched a number of new cargo routes in 2018, including: Taipei (Taiwan), Miami (USA), Toronto (Canada), Zaragoza (Spain), Houston (USA), Bogota (Colombia), Liege (Belgium), Muscat (Oman), Mexico City (Mexico), Vilnius (Lithuania) and now Brussels (Belgium).
The cargo carrier plans to expand its cargo network further in the coming months of this year with new routes to: Quito (Equator), Karaganda (Kazakhstan), Tokyo (Japan), Navoi (Uzbekistan), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and Misurata (Libya).