Continuing its growth during the 2019, Turkish Cargo moved up to 7th spot in WorldACD Market Data rankings with its February results, despite the 5.7 per cent fall in the demand according to International Air Transport Association (IATA) statistics for January and February.
Turkish Cargo says it has increased its market share in 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 per cent.
“We are happy about the continuous rise of Turkish Cargo in the global air cargo market,” says M. İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines chairman of the Board and the executive committee. “We can’t say that the success we achieved during the first two months of 2019 was a surprise.
“We continuously experience these exciting achievements especially in recent years. For instance, 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.”
This comes, he says, particularly “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 our determination and growth strategy in the air cargo market, Turkish Cargo will be one of the top five air cargo brands in the world. I express my thanks to all my colleagues who contributed to this success.”
With the shift of operations to the new Istanbul Airport, Turkish Cargo will continue its operations with Atatürk Airport and Istanbul Airport as Dual Hub, the carrier reiterated. After the full completion of Istanbul Airport phases, Turkish Cargo will have the capacity of handling 4.0 million tonnes of cargo a year with its new 300,000 sqm cargo terminal, the carrier says.
Reaching 307 destinations in 124 countries with belly capacity of Turkish Airlines on top of its dedicated cargo flights to 86 destinations with its maindeck fleet, Turkish Cargo says it continues to increase its service quality with its current infrastructure and investments.
“As one of the world’s fastest growing air cargo brands thanks to the new destinations added to its flight network, Turkish Cargo continues to increase its success bar every day by combining its varied service range and operational capabilities with Turkey’s unique geographical advantages,” the cargo division of Turish Airlines adds.