Turkish Cargo continues to see its cargo tonnage grow, reporting a 7.1 per cent growth in May, year-on-year. The carrier notes this was achieved despite an overall 5.1 per cent contraction in the global air cargo market.
Turkish says it achieved the growth largely across the Asian and American markets, citing data from WorldACD. Turkish Cargo saw a growth rate of 34.4 per cent across the American Continent, 19.3 per cent across the Far East Region, and 12.2 per cent across the Middle East/South Asia Region as based on sold tonnage.
The carrier says it has been able to maintain the steady growth following its relocation to the Mega Hub Istanbul Airport (IST). Turkish says it has increased its market share to 4.0 per cent from 3.9 per cent and maintained its position as the 7th ranked carrier in the air cargo market.
Operating direct cargo flights to 88 destinations by means of its fleet of freighters in addition to the cargo carrying capacity of the flag-carrier Turkish Airlines, the carrier operates its dual-terminal operations from Ataturk (ISL) and Istanbul Airports.
“Achieving a sustainable growth with its newly-launched destinations, current infrastructure and investments, Turkish Cargo keeps enhancing its capacity in more than 300 destinations included in its current flight network,” it says.