Covid-19: Turkish Cargo ups capacity to carry medical supplies
Flying the first of the cargo flights operated with a passenger aircraft on March 20 with a B777 on Istanbul-Kiev route.
March 25, 2020: Flying the first of the cargo flights operated with a passenger aircraft on March 20 with a B777 on Istanbul-Kiev route, Turkish Cargo plans to operate cargo flights to Bucharest, Tel Aviv, Amsterdam, London, Paris, Amman, Beirut, and Dubai, thus adding five thousand tonnes of additional capacity.
Turkish Cargo is transporting the much-needed medicine and medical equipment to Turkey from across the world and from Turkey to the countries that need them. The carrier already started to carry the rapid test kits that can give results in 15 minutes to Turkey from China.
In this crucial process, Turkish Cargo added 14,500 tonnes of extra capacity to and from Turkey with an additional 167 cargo flights.
As the global repercussions of the unprecedented situation caused by the Covid-19 outbreak continue, Turkish has started to operate cargo flights with Turkish Airlines' passenger aircraft in addition to its 25 freighters, which consists of 4 B747-400Fs, 8 B777Fs, 10 A330-200Fs, 1 A300-600Fs, and 2 A310-300Fs.