Turkish Cargo maintains a steady trajectory in Asia

Fostering meaningful partnerships and growth have been at the top of the list for Turkish Cargo in recent years.


Fostering meaningful partnerships and growth have been at the top of the list for Turkish Cargo in recent years.

“Th ere is no doubt we have to thank the wide range network support by Turkish airlines for our growth. Asia Pacifi c is the key manufacturing plant in the world, with our strategically located hub in Istanbul – Turkey, we are able to reach many destinations within just four hours fl ight time.” chief cargo offi cer Mr Tuhan Ozen told Payload Asia, when talking about Turkish Cargo’s success in Asia.

Th e airline has been aggressively developing their Asian based network, not just by launching new products and infrastructure, but also nurturing relationships with business partners, customers and agents. “We are now flying to 298 destinations in 120 countries, with over 120k growth on carried tonnage within 6 years of being in the region.”

Turkish Cargo launched their fi rst cargo fl ights to Hyderabad, Chennai, Phnom Penh, Ho Chi Minh City, Colombo stations in 2016, while increasing cargo counts in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shanghai.

Growth plans will continue in 2017 with wide-body passenger plane upgrades in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Islamabad, Karaci and Lahor; while expanding cargo capacity and increasing frequency in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shanghai. In addition to the growth of their existing stations, Phuket is also on the list of new stations to be opened later in the year.