Under the successful trademark of Turkish Airlines, the airline that flies to more countries than any other, Turkish Cargo has launched cargo flights to Miami – one of the most strategical cargo destinations in the United States and in the world. This took place on January 15th, 2018. Turkish Cargo’s Miami cargo flights are operated with Boeing 777-200F, the cargo aircraft the carrier acquired during the last month of 2017.
Turkish Cargo will be connecting Miami to 120 countries through more than 300 destinations with its Istanbul-Madrid-Miami departing flights and Miami-Houston-İstanbul return flights.
Turkish Cargo, which has been transporting 110 tons of belly cargo weekly on a Turkish Airlines passenger aircraft to Chicago, Atlanta and New-York; has now reached four destinations in the United States including Miami. The flag cargo carrier will then contribute a 100 ton capacity increase to the North American market with the wide body freighters to reach 220 tons weekly.
Miami Airport, being the largest airport in the United States and ranked 10th in the international cargo market, stands out for its capacity of handling the perishable goods supply chain, which represents 47 per cent of the international transit cargo, offering high-end infrastructure. Miami stands out with its cargo potential of fresh flowers, perishable fruits and vegetables, high technology products, telecommunication equipment and aircraft parts. The region is known for its imports of textile, fish, medicine, flowers, automobile, chemicals, petrochemicals and other perishable goods.