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Turkish Cargo triples market share, ranks 4th globally

Turkish Cargo triples market share, ranks 4th globally

Flying to 133 countries in 364 destinations with 24 freighters and 416 passenger aircraft, Turkish Cargo increased its freight ton kilometres by 16% compared to 2019.  Tripling its market share in the airfreight market in the last ten years, our company bolstered its success by ranking fourth among the world’s top air cargo carriers, according to IATA’s 2023 data.

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Aiming to expand its fleet to 800 aircraft by 2033 as part of its 100th Anniversary Strategy, Turkish Airlines increased its number of aircraft by 12% to 440 in 2023, despite global challenges in aircraft procurement and bottlenecks in aircraft production.

Türkiye’s national flag carrier actively supported the relief efforts from the first day following the Kahramanmaraş centred earthquakes, the most significant and most devastating natural disaster in the country’s history. The airline conducted humanitarian passenger and cargo flights from domestic and international locations free of charge.

In addition to a cash donation of 2 billion TL to support the region’s needs, Turkish Airlines also transferred the funds for constructing 1,000 houses to the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) to be donated to those affected by the disaster.

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Employing over 83 thousand people together with its subsidiaries, the flag carrier proudly represents its nation in the global air transportation industry

While global international airline capacity lagged 12% behind the 2019 figures in 2023, as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported, Turkish Airlines set itself apart from the industry by exceeding its 2019 international capacity by 27%. Moreover, as a result of our country’s investments in aviation infrastructure, Istanbul Airport emerged as the leading European airport in terms of a daily number of flights.

Turkish Airlines increased its domestic passenger capacity by 23.5% compared to 2022, with number of passengers surpassing 30 million. Furthermore, on international routes, capacity rose by 16%, and Turkish Airlines carried 53 million passengers with an increase of 14%. Noably, the number of passengers in European countries with significant Turkish populations has climbed by more than 20% year-over-year.

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Anastasiya Simsek

Anastasiya Simsek started her journalism career in 2016 at Ukrainian TV-Channels: 24 Channel and 1+1 Media. Having worked across a number of different sectors, including news, medicine and lifestyle, she joined the Air Cargo Week editorial team in 2024. To share your news and exclusive insights, contact Anastasiya.Simsek@AirCargoWeek.com

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