Turkish Cargo bags 4th rank among global air freighters

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Turkish Cargo has been ranked fourth among the top 20 air cargo companies in the world, according to the June issued by the World Air Cargo Data (WACD).

The market share for Turkish Cargo was reported as 4.8% while the air cargo market shrunk by 6.9%. With this success, the Carrier demonstrated its determination for hitting the top while ranking 4th on the WACD list.

“This success achieved by Turkish Cargo demonstrates our commitment to make Türkiye the heart of the air cargo industry in the world. Turkish Cargo’s geopolitical position and infrastructure capabilities will also lead our country to become an even more important player in the air cargo industry. Thus, we will realize our goal of ensuring Turkish Cargo’s place as one of the top 3 air cargo brands in 2025 in accordance with our plans.”

Prof Dr. Ahmet Bolat, Chairman, Turkish Airlines

Turkish cargo has risen to first place in the Eastern European market and surpassed top brands in America, Europe, and the Far East, managing to carry one cargo out of five in the world as well. In the UAE market, the global carrier ranked second with a growth of 18 percent based on sale-tonnage on a year-on-year basis and ranked 3rd in India.

In 2010, Turkish Cargo commenced its growth journey with strategy implementation, it continued its rise with a positive differentiation even during the pandemic period when the global air cargo industry was going through a difficult period. As recorded by IATA data in 2010, the carrier ranked 33rd in the world. Then, according to WorldACD data, Turkish Cargo ranked 10th with a market share of 3.2 percent in 2017 and 4th with a market share of 4.8 in June 2022.

Covering more international destinations than any other airline in the world in terms of passenger and cargo flights, Turkish Cargo was servicing 73 direct destinations in 2017, while the current number reached 100, showing an increase of 36.98 percent.

The national carrier plans to develop further in this area and serve 120 direct cargo destinations by 2025.

In 2021, the amount of cargo carried by airlines has increased along with its flight network and fleet, and its tonnage volume increased by 59.43 percent compared to 2017 and reached 1.8 million tons.

Global carrier brand aims to become one of the top 3 air cargo carriers in terms of service quality and become one of the best three air cargo carriers in the world, reaching a global revenue of $3.5 billion and a logistics ecosystem worth $2 billion in 2025.

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