Turkish Cargo posts strong cargo growth rate in 2018

posted on 19th February 2019 by Justin Burns

Turkish Cargo has reported that it achieved a growth rate of approximately 10 times higher than the average market growth rate in 2018.

The ever-expanding carrier said according to the data obtained by WACD, it attained an increase of 21.7 per cent in the rate of sold cargo, and grew substantially across the industry, compared to a growth rate of 2.2 per cent in the global air cargo market.

Turkish Cargo also said it carried 1.414 million tonnes of freight in 2018, maintaining its 8th rank across the global air cargo market.

It now operates direct cargo flights to 85 destinations through its freighters in addition to the cargo carrying capacity in the belly of passenger aircraft of flag-carrier Turkish Airlines.

Last year, Turkish Cargo extended its cargo flights network adding Zaragoza (Spain), Vilnius (Lithuania), Liege, Brussels (Belgium), Miami (USA), Toronto (Canada), Houston (USA), Bogota (Colombia), Mexico City (Mexico), Curaçao (Netherlands Antilles), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Taipei (Taiwan), Navoi (Uzbekistan) and Muscat (Oman).