Turkish Cargo continues its growth in the first quarter of 2019 as it continues to operate its “dual hub’ in the gradual transition process to the new Istanbul Airport.
During the first three months of the 2019 which featured a contraction of 3.1 per cent across the global air cargo sector, Turkish Cargo managed to increase its sold cargo tonnage by 11.6 per cent compared to the same period of the previous year.
With this result, Turkish Cargo maintained its 7th position on the WorldACD carrier list.
According to the WorldACD’s first quarter regional data, Turkish Cargo experienced the most growth in the Asian and American markets. Turkish achieved a growth rate of 15.4 per cent in the sold cargo tonnage across the Asian market which experienced a contraction of 4.4 per cent.
On the North American trade lane, Turkish achieved a growth rate of 29.1 per cent compared with an overall North American market contraction of 3.1 per cent.
Meanwhile, the carrier says its 24/7 dual hub operation is proceeding smoothly with no problems.
“Turkish Cargo maintains its dual-terminal operations with full capacity on 7/24 basis without any sales restriction. Maintaining its services at Ataturk and Istanbul Airports as ‘Dual Hub’ without any problem and change at the quality and attention,” the carrier says.