Turkish Cargo handles 30K tonnes of medicines in H1
Turkish Cargo has carried 30,000 tonnes of medicines and nearly 10,000 tonnes of medical equipment from February 1 to August 31, 2020.
September 22, 2020: Turkish Cargo has carried 30,000 tonnes of medicines and nearly 10,000 tonnes of medical equipment from February 1 to August 31, 2020.
The carrier increased its global market share to 5.4 percent from 3.9 percent, a growth by 67 percent within the first half of 2020 contributed by special cargo operations which it maintained by building up a global air bridge.
In an interview with the STAT Trade Times in August, Halit Tuncer, cargo director South Asia of Turkish Airlines shared his insights on how Turkish kept its 25 freighters alongside with preighters by moving garments, fish, nuts, pharma from Bangladesh, SriLanka, Maldives, Afghanistan, and India to Europe and the United States.
Turkish Cargo continues its operations uninterruptedly, in particular from/to London, Dubai, Amsterdam and Maastricht, to transport all special cargo shipments especially pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, dangerous goods, and valuable cargo.
The airline has developed capabilities as required for transporting the vaccine, which will be developed against the global pandemic, all around the world.