Turkish Cargo has initiated A330-200F cargo flights to Bangalore, the capital of the state of Karnataka and the third largest city in India.
The new service is aimed at connecting Bangalore, which has a high annual export potential of 170,000 tonnes, to the rapidly growing carrier’s destinations across the Middle East.
Occupying a key production position in a number of industry sectors, including: The aerospace industry, IT industry, computer and hi-tech products as the Silicon Valley of India. Bangalore is also distinguished by its well-established export market ranging from pharmaceuticals, to perishable goods (fruits and vegetables), electronics, engineering, valuable items and textile products.
Turkish Cargo continues enhancing its capacity in more than 300 destinations through a sustainable growth strategy.
In order to cater to Turkish Cargo’s growth – with traffic in freight tonne kilometres is up 25.5 per cent year-to-date as at 15 October – Turkish Cargo’s ‘Mega Hub’ at the new Istanbul airport will have a capacity of 2.0 million tonnes after the first phase of construction, and 4.0 million tonnes per year following completion of the second phase.
The hub is being designed with diversified special cargo areas that will integrate artificial intelligence into Turkish Cargo’s operational processes.