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Turkish Cargo adds 14k tonnes extra capacity with passenger flights of Turkish Airlines

March 26, 2020: Turkish Cargo commenced operating passenger aircraft of Turkish Airlines as cargo flights and thus added an additional capacity of 14,500 thousand tonnes.

Turkish Cargo adds 14k tonnes extra capacity with passenger flights of Turkish Airlines
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March 26, 2020: Turkish Cargo commenced operating passenger aircraft of Turkish Airlines as cargo flights and thus added an additional capacity of 14,500 thousand tonnes.

“As the global repercussions of the unprecedented situation caused by COVID-19 outbreak continue, Turkish Cargo has started to operate cargo flights with Turkish Airlines’ passenger aircraft in addition to its flights with 25 high capacity freighters to prevent any mishaps in the supply chain and carry the medical cargo that is of vital importance. In this crucial process, Turkish Cargo added 14,500 tonnes of extra capacity from and to Turkey with additional 167 cargo flights,” says the release.

Flying the first of the cargo flights operated with a passenger aircraft on 20 March with a B777 type on Istanbul-Kiev route, Turkish Cargo is to operate cargo flights to Bucharest (OTP), Tel Aviv (TLV), Amsterdam (AMS), London (LHR), Paris (CDG), Amman (AMM), Beirut (BEY), and Dubai (DWC/DXB), thus adding five thousand tonnes of additional capacity.

The release read “During these times with global repercussions and national challenge, Turkish Cargo continues its mission to act as a bridge that transports the much-needed medicine and medical equipment to Turkey from across the world and from Turkey to the countries that need them. With that in mind,the global cargo carrier already started to carry the rapid test kits that can give results in 15 minutes to Turkey from China.”

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