As Turkish Cargo, our vision is to be one of the top air cargo carriers in terms of capacity and services provided until 2016 with a matchless network reach worldwide, which is a significant threshold in the air cargo industry to be defined as a top air cargo carrier.
Turkish Cargo continues to grow with its investments and as a parallel to Turkish Airlines’ progress.
Today, Turkish cargo serves its customers with a network consisting of more than 220 destinations with its 7 Freighter and its passenger aircraft fleet above 200. As Turkish Cargo, we are sharing our excitement about our new freighters and ever-increasing freighter destinations.
Turkish Cargo, a sub-brand of Turkish Airlines, has achieved consistent growth since 2000, despite the global recession, which started in 2008 and continues still. Turkish Cargo has continuously increased its services during the recession while other airlines and cargo carriers cut back on their capacity and traffic.
While Turkish Cargo carried around 371.221 tons of cargo and mail in 2011; in 2012 it carried around 462.162 tons—an increase of 24.5%. In addition, during the same period, AEA Freight Ton Km. growth was -3 to -4% while Turkish Cargo recorded growth of 28.1%. With this achievement, Turkish Cargo sits in first place and became the rising star in the industry.
As of 2013, we have incorporated three new-generation large-body and long-haul Airbus A330-200F aircraft into our fleet, and expect to add two more such aircraft. In addition, we are expanding our fleet with large-bodied and long-range Boeing B777 and Airbus A330 passenger aircrafts.
Turkish Cargo aims to expand its services by opening brand new destinations for 2013 together with Turkish Airlines, which is now ranked fifth in terms of network size. Now, with our new service points, our cargo destinations exceed 40.
Turkish Cargo serves its customers with more than 1000 truck destinations, and more than 60 S.P.A. connections all over the world.
By using Turkish Airlines’ fleet belly capacity, Turkish Cargo provides its customers the most efficient connections to the most important production and commercial centers in the world. Our cargo services, which are one of the main elements of Turkish Airlines’ growth, will grow parallel to our passenger services. While opening your business to the world, our services meet your customized needs with utmost quality in every step.