November 25, 2019: Turkish Cargo has created a pharma corridor between over 400 stations by carrying pharmaceuticals in certified destinations such as Mumbai (India), Brussels (Belgium), Istanbul (Turkey), Singapore, Dubai (UAE), Basel (Switzerland), London (UK), and Amsterdam (The Netherlands).
Turhan Ozen, chief cargo officer of Turkish Airlines, said, "As Turkish Cargo, we carry out the pharmaceutical transports from Ataturk and Istanbul Airports that have been certified by the global air cargo authorities and thus hold the IATA CEIV certificate within the cold chain integrity. While maintaining our successful dual hub operations, we carry out the land transports between two airports by using active temperature-controlled vehicles that hold all the necessary international certificates to preserve the cold chain integrity. Besides, the natural hub Istanbul, which is at the center of gravity of the air cargo trade, provides the appropriate climate conditions for the time and temperature-sensitive cargo transportation throughout the year. Together with our flag-carrier Turkish Airlines, we aim to become one of the top three air bridges of the world."
Operating in 15 stations that hold the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certificate, Turkish Cargo also has completed the IATA CEIV Pharma certificate renewal process for Ataturk Airport and is qualified for the same certificate for Istanbul Airport now as well. The global air cargo brand also carries out its pharmaceutical transport operations in 40 stations that hold Qualified Envirotainer Provider (QEP) certificate and ensures active temperature control between destinations that are thousands of kilometres far from each other.
Turkish Cargo continues to offer active and passive solutions for medicine consignments through its storage areas within the temperature range of -20/ 25 C that meets high-quality standards along with temperature-controlled wide-body and cargo aircraft.