Turkish Airline to cut freight charges for fruit, vegetable exporters

posted on 15th July 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Turkish Airline to cut freight charges for fruit, vegetable exporters

Turkish Airline General Manager Gurhan Sozen has assured Pakistani exporters of reduced freight charges to promote export of fruits and vegetables to Frankfurt, London and other western markets following a six-month ban on Pakistan International Airlines by European Union Air Safety Agency (EASA) a statement said on Tuesday.

Earlier the European Union Air Safety Agency (EASA) imposed a six month ban on PIA’s flight operations to Europe after reports emerged that around 262 PIA pilots held dubious flying licences. 

PFVA Patron-in-Chief Waheed Ahmed, who was heading the delegation, said the association would furnish details about the export volume of mango’s and other fruits and vegetable shipments, along with space requirements for Europe, UK, Canada and other countries at the earliest.

The PFVA delegates met with the Turkish Airline GM discussing commencement of commercial flights of Turkish Airline from Pakistan, particularly for the export of fruits and vegetables to the European Union in view of the EASA ban on PIA.

“Economy of Pakistan is under immense pressure due to the global pandemic of coronavirus and this pressure can only be released by enhancing exports of the country. Cooperation from the Turkish Airline in this context to maintain exports and to attain the export target would be of great help,” the PFVA statement said.