Turkish Cargo is increasing its capacity in Vietnam after an initial presence in the capital Hanoi (HAN) since 2015, adding the country’s biggest city Ho Chi Minh (SGN) to its network, while in Brazil Turkish is shifting from GRU to VCP.
Noting Ho Chi Minh’s high export potential and a significant cargo traffic with the European market, Turkish Cargo says it will employ B777F freighters on the new service.
Ho Chi Minh has a strong Europe-based export market consisting of electrical equipment, fuel, oil, accessories and textile products, chemical products for machineries and nuclear equipment.
With a population of nearly 10 million, Ho Chi Minh’s main imports include electronic items, machinery and equipment, fuel, oil, iron and steel products, and plastics.
Meanwhile in Brazil, Turkish Cargo is swapping out Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) in Sao Paulo for Viracopos International Airport (VCP) located near the major trade and technology hub Campinas.
The city of Campinas, which is considered Brazil’s scientific, technological and industrial development centre also boasts excellent infrastructure, Turkish Cargo notes.
Flights to to Sao Paulo’s Campinas are carried out by a mix of B747 and B777 freighters.
Sao Paulo is especially known for its exports of dried milk, vitamin pills, fruits and vegetables, poultry products, unprocessed leather, automobiles and spare parts to Asia and the Middle East.
The main imports of Sao Paulo consist of mobile phones and accessories, automobiles and accessories, mechanical and petrochemical products, and textile products among others.
“Having a strong cargo traffic of perishable goods with Europe and textile products with Asia and the Middle East, Sao Paulo has become an even more important destination for Turkish Cargo,” the carrier adds.