Turkish Cargo launches Libya freighter

From beginning of January Turkish Cargo has launched twice weekly scheduled freighter flights to the Libyan airport Mitiga, eight kms from Tripoli.


Turkish Cargo launches Libya freighter


From beginning of January Turkish Cargo has launched twice weekly scheduled freighter flights to the Libyan airport Mitiga, eight kms from Tripoli.

Depending on demand, the flights are carried out with an A310 Freighter, which offers a capacity of 36 tonnes or by A330-200 Freighter which offers a capacity of 65 tonnes. Turkish also carries cargo by using bellyholds of its daily passenger flights from Istanbul to Benghazi.

Meanwhile, Turkish Cargo reported a 23.7 per cent rise in cargo and mail volumes for the period January- December 2011, year-on-year to 387,703 tonnes of cargo transported. During 2011 Turkish Cargo achieved a FTK growth rate of 38.7 per cent.