Monday, June 24, 2024

Second Turkish Cargo flight gives Billund a boost

Cargo volumes at Billund Airport have received a strong boost with the addition of a second weekly Turkish Cargo freighter service. Turkish Cargo started weekly freighter flights on 10 April and added a second service on 3 November 2016. The second freighter is compensating for the shortfall in capacity on Turkish Airlines’ passenger flights that […]

Above average e-AWB rates in Turkey

The electronic air waybill (e-AWB) penetration rate in Turkey has risen to 59 per cent, above the industry average of about 39 per cent, but there is still more to do to modernise processes, delegates at Logitrans Istanbul heard. During the session ‘Electronic Air Waybill and e-freight systems’ on 17 November, Lufthansa Cargo general manager Turkey, […]

Logitrans Istanbul keeps growing despite tense regional situation

The Logitrans Istanbul trade show is performing well having celebrated its 10th edition, Messe Muenchen deputy managing director, Gerhard Gerritzen (pictured above) tells Air Cargo Week’s (ACW) staff writer James Muir. He says the show has been performing well despite describing the economic and political situation in the region as “tense”. Speaking to ACW on […]

Logitrans Istanbul stays strong following 10th edition

The Logitrans Istanbul trade show remained strong in 2016 despite political and economic challenges, following its 10th edition. Around 13,500 participants from 50 countries and 180 exhibitors from 26 countries participants took part of the trade fair which took place at the IFM Istanbul Expo Center from 16 – 18 November. EKO MMI managing director, […]

10th edition of Logitrans opens in Istanbul

Logitrans Istanbul has opened for the 10th edition, with attendance remaining strong despite recent problems in Turkey and the region. The show opened at 13.00h on 16 November with welcome note speeches by Messe Muenchen member of the management board, Gerhard Gerritzen, and EKO MMI managing director, Ilker Altun, who spoke about the importance of […]

Turkish Cargo launches freighter service to Chennai

Turkish Cargo launched an Airbus A330 freighter service to Chennai in India on 9 November and says the service and the one it already runs to Colombo in Sri Lanka will operate once a week. Turkish Cargo operates to 292 destinations, including 64 freighter destinations, in 117 countries by its 13 freighters and 323 passenger aircraft. […]

Skyair charters crashed Airbus parts back from Kathmandu

Turkish air charter firm Skyair has chartered back the remaining spare parts of a Turkish Airlines A330-300 aircraft which crashed at Kathmandu’s Tribuhavn Airport in Nepal last year. The passenger aircraft skidded on the runway and crashed on 4 March 2015. There was no fatalities in the accident, but the aircraft was written off and damaged beyond repair. Istanbul-based […]

Exhibitors keep faith in logitrans in its 10th year

Exhibitors have kept faith in the logitrans tradeshow as it celebrates its tenth anniversary despite the difficult situation in Turkey. Logitrans will take place from 16 – 18 November 2016 at the Istanbul Expo Center, very close to Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, the largest airfreight hub in the region. Organiser Messe Muenchen says that despite the […]

ACI Europe: Growth at EU hubs makes up for non-EU decline

Freight volumes grew by 2.3 per cent in July with European Union (EU) airports making up for declines at non-EU hubs, Airports Council International (ACI) Europe says. The association says that freight traffic across all European airports were up 2.3 per cent, with EU hubs registering growth of 1.3 per cent while non-EU airports were […]

Turkish hub at Istanbul awarded CEIV pharma certificate

The Istanbul hub of Turkish Airlines has gained the International Air Transport Association’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certificate for the airline itself and its cargo operations. Turkish Airlines says CEIV crowns its “success in all processes of the air transportation of healthcare products during the cargo operations it carries out under […]

Boots leaves the helm as CEO at Celebi

Celebi Aviation Holding Group chief executive officer (CEO) Onno Boots left his position yesterday, which he has held since 2014. The Turkish ground handling firm’s chairman, Can Celebioglu says the board of directors respects Boots’ decision and is pleased he will continue to act as a consultant to Celebi for its planned initiatives in the Asia […]

ACI Europe: EU airports growing, non-EU hubs struggling

Airports across Europe saw freight volumes increase by 2.1 per cent in the first half of 2016, with European Union (EU) hubs making up for non-EU ones struggling, Airports Council International (ACI) Europe says. EU airports saw growth of 3.2 per cent in the first half of 2016 but non-EU hubs were down 3.9 per […]

Turkish Airlines fires staff with alleged coup links

Turkish Airlines has fired 211 employees alleged to have links with the failed coup, which took place on 15 and 16 July. More than 60,000 people across Turkey, mainly public-sector employees have been fired following the failed coup, accused of having links to a religious group led by Islamic preacher, Fethullah Gulen and his movement, FETÖ. […]

Turkish Airlines US flights back to normal after coup

Turkish Airlines has resumed flights to the US after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) lifted the restriction put in place after the failed military coup in Turkey. Following the failed coup attempt, the FAA issued at noon on 16 July a ban of “all airline carriers, regardless of country of registry, are prohibited from flying into the […]

Heathrow urges expansion again, as cargo grows in June

Cargo volumes at the UK’s largest port Heathrow Airport grew 2.1 per cent in June, with strong growth to China which was up 11 per cent, India up 3.3 per cent and Turkey up three per cent. In June, the gateway handled 125,636 tonnes, and so far in 2016 after six months it has processed […]

IATA condemns “cowardly and murderous” Ataturk attack

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has condemned the terrorist attacks at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport, describing it as a “cowardly and murderous act”. IATA’s director general and chief executive officer, Tony Tyler says the Istanbul attack, and the March attack on Brussels Airport show the growing challenge of keeping landside parts of airports safe. […]

At least 36 dead following Istanbul Ataturk Airport attack

At least 36 people have been killed and 150 injured following a terrorist attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport. It is reported that three attackers began shooting inside and outside the terminal before blowing themselves up at 22.00h local time on Tuesday 28 June. No group has come forward to claim responsibility but it is […]

Pegasus Cargo to hold 6th conference in Izmir

Pegasus Cargo is to hold a 6th conference bringing the logistics sector together with university students, this time moving away from Istanbul to hold it in Izmir (Turkey). The International Transport and Logistics Conference will take place from 12-13 October, in partnership with Dokuz Eylul University’s Maritime Faculty Department of Logistics Management, and it will take place at the […]

Pegasus Cargo wants more traffic rights

The growth of the Turkish economy is a great opportunity for air cargo, but Pegasus Cargo says it could grow more if it could obtain more traffic rights. The airline says it says volumes increase by 17 per cent to 11,717 tonnes in 2015 and has increased its sales target for this year. Much of […]

Turkey a key market for DHL as business continues to boom

DHL Global Forwarding

Turkey may be going through tough economic and political times, as well as suffering instability due to problems in neighbouring countries but DHL Express and DHL Freight are aiming for continued growth. DHL Express Turkey chief executive officer (CEO), Markus Reckling tells Air Cargo Week (ACW): “Despite being a very difficult year for Turkey, 2015 […]

Turkish Airlines’ new Euro 2016 livery takes to the sky

Turkish Airlines has launched a new livery for the 2016 UEFA European Championship taking place in France in June and July. The Airbus A330-300 undertook its maiden flight to Paris, the location of this year’s final on 10 July and is wrapped in the UEFA Euro 2016 colours and will fly to a selected number of destinations across the carrier’s network. […]

Turkish to operate freighter to Billund Airport

Turkish Cargo will start a freighter service on 10 April to Billund Airport, which is seen as a major boost to exporters in the Danish market. The carrier will operate an Airbus A310 Freighter that lifts 45-50 tonnes of cargo and will run the service once a week. The general sales and service agents appointed […]

Airfreight faces competition from One Belt One Road

The Turkish airfreight market has great potential to grow but will face strong competition from China’s One Belt One Road railfreight project, UTIKAD president, Turgut Erkeskin says. Speaking at the Pegasus Cargo International Transport and Logistics Conference at Istanbul University’s Transportation and Logistics Faculty on 24 March, Erkeskin told attendees that connecting China and Europe […]

Istanbul New Airport’s cargo plans revealed

Istanbul New Airport will eventually have capacity to handle 5.5 million tonnes of cargo a year and significant dedicated freight facilities. Details of the plans have been revealed to Air Cargo Week and explain that in the first two phases of the annual cargo capacity will be planned for around 4.5 million tons per year. But […]

Pegasus finalises order for five 737-800NGs

Pegasus Airlines has finalised an order for five Boeing 737-800 Next Generations, worth around $505 million. The airline, along with its subsidiaries, Air Manas and Izair, operates 69 aircraft, including 58 737-800s. Pegasus, which started charter flights in 1990 and scheduled services in 2005, flies to 33 destinations in Turkey and 70 in the rest of […]

Latin America sends Heathrow’s volumes skywards

Heathrow Airport has seen cargo volumes increase by 2.7 per cent in February to 121,424 tonnes, with exports to Latin America growing most strongly. The region grew by five per cent helped by increased frequencies from Avianca and Aeromexico. Trade with Mexico saw the biggest surge, up 40 per cent. This was followed by 34 […]

Emirates to use 777-300 on Sabiha Gokcen service

Emirates is to upgrade its daily Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport service from an Airbus A330-200 to a Boeing 777-300 from 27 March. The outbound flight from Dubai, number EK119 leaves at 16.55h and arrives in Istanbul at 20.40h, with the return, EK120, leaving again at 22.40h and landing back in Dubai at 04.05h the next […]

Turkish Airlines profits up but cargo revenue falls

Turkish Airlines has seen cargo revenue fall despite tonnage increasing and profits breaking the $1 billion barrier. Total cargo revenue fell from $973 million in 2014 to $935 million in 2015, despite cargo and mail carried increasing by 8.7 per cent to 720,440 tonnes. Cargo carried on passenger aircraft fell from $554 million to $540 […]

CEVA appoints Adoran to lead key cluster

CEVA Logistics has appointed Fuat Adoran to lead its Balkan, Middle East and Africa cluster, promoting him from managing director of CEVA Turkey. Adoran will continue to be based in Istanbul and will report to company chief executive officer, Xavier Urbain. He has worked at CEVA since the company was established in Turkey in 2001. In […]

Artist’s image released of the Istanbul New Airport

A tower in the shape of a giant tulip will become the iconic symbol of the new 10.2 billion euros ($11 billion) Istanbul New Airport, which set to be opened in the spring of 2018. As part of an international competition to build the future air traffic control tower, the operating consortium IGA selected the […]