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Turkish lifted 2k tonnes pharma from India every month amid Covid-19

August 1, 2020: Halit Tuncer, cargo director South Asia, Turkish Airlines noted in LinkedIn that the carrier has uplifted 2,000 tonnes of pharmaceuticals using active and passive solutions every month.

As pharmaceuticals became the top priority during the Covid-19 pandemic, the airline has been carrying pharma from the major hubs of India such as Hyderabad, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Delhi.
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As pharmaceuticals became the top priority during the Covid-19 pandemic, the airline has been carrying pharma from the major hubs of India such as Hyderabad, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Delhi.

August 1, 2020: Halit Tuncer, cargo director South Asia, Turkish Airlines noted in LinkedIn that the carrier has uplifted 2,000 tonnes of pharmaceuticals using active and passive solutions every month.

As pharmaceuticals became the top priority during the Covid-19 pandemic, the airline has been carrying pharma from the major hubs of India such as Hyderabad, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Delhi. This uplift contributed to the increase in pharmaceuticals market share from 9.8 percent to 26.5 percent yoy.

On the other hand, his post read “garments business converted to PPE in the first stage of pandemic and recovered fast in Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka. We deployed our passenger aircraft which were specially customised for cabin loading to create extra capacity.”

Hence, the garments market share increased from 6 percent to 14 percent yoy.

Turkish’s perishables business involves a wide range of products in South Asia. It has carried fish from the Maldives, nuts of Afghanistan, tea and betel leaves of Sri Lanka and mangoes of Pakistan and India. Thus, perishable market share increased from 5.7 percent to 18.4 percent yoy.


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