Thursday, July 18, 2024

Aviator further strengthens partnership with Turkish Airlines

Aviator Airport Alliance, a full-range provider of aviation services at 15 airports across the Nordics, is continuing to strengthen its partnership with Turkish Airlines by signing a new contract. Under the agreement, Aviator will provide ground handling, including passenger and ramp handling, and de-/anti-icing services to Turkish Airlines at Helsinki Airport. Casper Dons, Chief Commercial […]

Aviator strengthens partnership with Turkish Airlines

Aviator Airport Alliance, a full-range provider of aviation services at 15 airports across the Nordics, has strengthened their partnership with Turkish Airlines by extending a contract. Under the extended partnership agreement, Aviator will provide Turkish Airlines with ground handling and de-icing services at Copenhagen Airport. The contract will be in effect till the end of […]

Turkish Cargo builds e-commerce bridges with Shopee

WFS gains Turkish Airlines' cargo contracts in Dallas and Houston

Being one of the significant contributors to the global supply chain sustainability, Turkish Cargo builds air cargo bridges for cross-border e-commerce shipments. The brand strengthened its strategic partnership with Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform based in Singapore. Thanks to the co-operation between Turkish Cargo and Shopee, millions of consumers, who have internalised the digital age, […]

Turkish Cargo carried 335m doses of COVID-19 Vaccine in 2021

Ensuring the continuation of international pharma supply chains while countries closed their doors to one another during the pandemic, Turkish Cargo had a significant success when it comes to vaccine transportation. Being the fastest growing air cargo carrier in the world during 2021 when negative effects of pandemic were ongoing, successful brand contributed  by carrying […]

WFS gains Turkish Airlines’ cargo contracts in Dallas and Houston

WFS gains Turkish Airlines' cargo contracts in Dallas and Houston

Handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has extended its cargo handling partnerships with Turkish Airlines in North America Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston. In Dallas, WFS has commenced handling services for the airline’s four Boeing 777 passenger flights to Istanbul. The new contract at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport will begin in March and will see the […]

Turkish Airlines strengthens Cologne/Bonn location

Starting in June, Turkish Airlines will expand its flights on offer from Cologne/Bonn and add new destinations in Turkey. Turkish Airlines has exciting destinations in store for all travellers to Turkey next summer: the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara or inland.  There will be regular flights to the popular holiday destinations of […]

Turkish Cargo carries a 1,700 year old statue back to Turkey

Turkish Cargo brought the statue of the mother goddess Cybele dated back to the third century AD back to its home. The statue was trafficked abroad back in 1970. Performing with the utmost care for the shipments of historical artifacts, Turkish Cargo brought the Statue of Cybele, the mother goddess which is believed to be […]

Turkish Cargo increases freighter flights

Turkish Cargo is increasing the frequencies of its freighter flights for the purpose of avoiding any loss of capacity resulting from the contingency bringing about the effects that are experienced intensely on global basis (COVID-19), The carrier will start to make use of the aircraft available in its fleet, in addition to its current cargo […]

Partners sign up to TIACA Sustainability Program

Four strategic partners have signed up to The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) Sustainability Program. Brussels Airport, Flexport, Oman Aviation Services and Turkish Airlines have joined CHAMP Cargosystems, sponsor of the inaugural Sustainability Award, which is a key part of the project. The programme, headed by TIACA’s new project manager Celine Hourcade, was launched this […]

Turkish Cargo’s Turhan Ozen joins TIACA board

Turkish Airlines’ chief cargo officer and head of Turkish Cargo, Turhan Ozen has been elected to the board of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA). Ozen has extensive knowledge of the territories surrounding Turkey, having overseen business development in the Balkans, Middle East and African regions. Sebastiaan Scholte, chairman of TIACA and CEO of Jan […]

Turkish Cargo pharma gets the DoKaSch treatment

Turkish Cargo has signed a Master Rental Agreement with German-based container maker DoKaSch Temperature Solutions for its Opticooler equipment. The Opticooler electric air-conditioned container, can keep pharmaceuticals within a precise temperature range, whether in a tropical summer or arctic winter. The carrier, which serves 124 countries, hopes to attract new cargo business with the move […]

Turkish Cargo orders three more B777 Freighters

Turkish Cargo helps with satellite transportation

Turkish Cargo has ordered three more Boeing 777 Freighters as it continues to soar with record financial results and growth. The 777 Freighter, which is based on the 777-200LR, can fly 4,900 nautical miles with a payload of 102 tonnes, meaning fewer stops and landing fees, less congestion at transfer hubs, lower cargo handling costs […]

EXCLUSIVE: ECS moves to its samba beat

Paris-based GSA expands in South America with BCS Air acquisition ECS Group has added a precious jewel to its global crown with the acquisition of BCS Air, Brazil’s leading GSA, helping firm up its footprint in South America. The acquisition clearly cements ECS’ position in South America as the dominant international GSA group on the […]

Animals fly in style with Turkish Cargo

Turkish Cargo has been busy transporting live animals around its network, with lions, giraffes, elephants and monkeys all being moved around the world. Among the animals to fly with Turkish Cargo were 16 three-month-old giraffes who flew from Johannesburg, South Africa to Tehran, Iran with a connection in Istanbul. IATA Live Animals Regulations certified personnel […]

Turkish Cargo signs e-commerce joint venture with ZTO and PAL Air

Turkish Cargo has signed a joint venture with ZTO Express and PAL Air to create a global express company focusing on the global e-commerce market. The partnership promises not only to be a huge strategic step for Turkey prior to the opening of Istanbul New Airport but a game changer for global express business, was […]

Turkish Airlines signs deal for 25 Airbus A350-900s

Turkish Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to acquire 25 Airbus A350-900s with the option for five more. The A350 XWB is Airbus’ mid-size wide-body long-haul aircraft featuring the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fibre fuselage and wings, plus Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. Airbus says the technology translates into improved operational efficiency with a […]

Turkish Airlines finalises order for 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Boeing and Turkish Airlines have finalised an order for 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners to meet growing demand at the third Istanbul airport. The firm order for 25 aircraft with options for five more 787s was first announced in September, and makes Turkish Airlines the 71st customer to buy the 787. Turkish Airlines chairman of the […]

WFS gets off to flying start with new and renewed contracts

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has got off to a flying start in 2018 by winning and renewing a number of contracts in North America. The handling agent won the freight contract at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport to service Turkish Airlines’ twice-weekly flight to Istanbul, extending WFS’s existing relationship with the airline. It has also […]

Turkish Cargo flies lions and penguins to new homes

Turkish Cargo has been helping endangered species by relocating lion cubs and penguins to new homes. The sub-brand of Turkish Airlines transported 20 Humboldt Penguins, one of the 11 penguin species threatened with extinction due to climate change, from Riga, Latvia to Shanghai, China. The penguins were picked up from Riga Zoo, and flown to […]

Turkish Cargo orders three more Boeing 777 Freighters

Turkish Airlines is continuing to expand its freighter fleet by ordering an additional three Boeing 777 Freighters, to join the two it took delivery of in December. The 777 Freighter is based on the 777-200LR passenger aircraft, and can fly 4,900 nautical miles with a full payload of 102 metric tonnes. Boeing says its range […]

Turkish Airlines receives its first Boeing 777 Freighter

Turkish Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 777 Freighter – the first of two 777Fs it has on order and set to receive this year. Turkish Airlines chairman of the board and executive committee, İlker Aycı says delivery of the 777F is a milestone event in the carrier’s cargo business. He adds: “As a prominent […]

Infrastructure in Turkey inadequate for perishable goods

Infrastructure at Ataturk International Airport is not adequate for the volumes of perishables travelling through Turkey, but the new Istanbul airport should help solve some of these issues. The issues facing perishables were discussed on 16 November during the PeriLog on Air Freight session at Logitrans Istanbul exhibition. Session moderator Hasan Hatipoglu, who is Lufthansa […]

60 Seconds with Soner Akkurt

Istanbul New Airport (INA) is set to open in the fourth quarter of 2018 and the gateway is set to be one of the globe’s ‘megahubs’ and help grow freight into and out of Istanbul. The operator is the IGA Airport Operation and Air Cargo Week spoke to chief commercial officer, Soner Akkurt (pictured below) […]

Network growth set to continue at Turkish Cargo

Turkish Cargo has added new freighter routes this year, but is not finished yet and is eyeing more connections. In the last six months, it has started services to Sao Paulo, Paris, Johannesburg, Kano in Nigeria, Oslo and Antananarivo in Madagascar. Turkish Cargo sales vice president (Turkey), Omer Kilic (pictured) says all the new routes […]

Strong exports driving performance at Global Airline Services

Global Airline Services commercial director, Bob Matharoo says 2017 has been a record year and it has exceeded its carriers’ expectations. “The reasons are due to the current strong exports figures, simply having an experienced, dynamic sales force, understand our markets and cultures and have local robust relationships,” he explains. The GSSA sells cargo for Turkish […]

Turkish Cargo teams up with Love Army for Somalia for aid flight

Turkish Cargo has operated its second flight sending 60 tonnes of food to Mogadishu supporting the group Love Army for Somalia. The airline was originally contacted by social media celebrity, Jerome Jarre, who spearheads the Love Army for Somalia group with fellow social media star Casey Neistat, and actor Ben Stiller, asking whether a cargo […]

Turkish belly flights bringing fresh seafood to Kuwait

Fresh Aegean seafood is now being brought to the Gulf country of Kuwait by Turkish Cargo through a Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 belly connection every Saturday. Turkish started operating the passenger route on 30 June from Milas-Bodrum Airport to Kuwait International Airport and says the service aims to deliver fresh fish on to the plates […]

China a key focus for Turkish as it plans new freighter frequencies

Turkish Cargo is looking to increase its freighter services to Shanghai and Guangzhou and in the first quarter saw growth of 30 per cent to China. The carrier says China is a dynamic market and one of the biggest trade partners of Turkey. In 2016, export airfreight volume from Turkey increased around 25 per cent. […]

WFS to handle cargo for Air China in Barcelona

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won a three-year contract to provide cargo handling services to Air China in Barcelona, extending its agreement in Spain to a sixth airport. Air China operates four Boeing 777 flights a week from Barcelona to Beijing and this will increase to seven with the launch of Shanghai operations. WFS already […]

Air Cargo Europe: Pharma and new business models

If the two air cargo europe sessions were not enough, there will also be discussions focusing on pharmaceuticals and new business models. Pharma has been a hot growth sector for the air cargo industry in recent years, and with it significant drives to improve quality and an increasing number of companies undergoing International Air Transport […]