Turkish Cargo grows its global market share to 5.0 per cent in the month of May, citing the latest data from WorldACD Market Data.
The carrier noted it has achieved this at a point in the industry where the global air cargo market has shrunk by 28.5 per cent, as a result of the pandemic. The impact saw a market contraction of 18 per cent between January and May.
Turkish Cargo says it did not experience any loss of tonnage on year-on-year basis, and during the pandemic disruption provided service to 90 direct cargo destinations by means of its freighters with high-tonnage capacity.
Turkish Cargo also made use of 32 wide-body passenger airliners providing cargo-only services to 60 destinations, including London, Moscow, Oslo, Shanghai, Bangkok, Doha, New York and Casablanca, by employing the wide-body airliners of Turkish Airlines, its master brand.
Turkish Cargo transported medicine and medical equipment shipments all around the world and with its IATA CEIV certification transported 21,547 tonnes of medicine and approximately 7,000 tonnes of medical equipment between 1 February and 30 June, and operated more than 1,100 flights in June alone with both freighters and cargo-only passenger airliners.
Continuing its activities devotedly on 7/24 basis for the purpose of transporting food, aid materials, masks and medical equipment all around the world, and in particular preventing the interruption of the global medicine supply,
Turkish Cargo highlights it has undertaken strict hygiene measures for its operational personnel and taken the actions as required for providing masks and sanitisers/disinfectants and maintaining the social distancing.