According to the World Air Transport Statistics published annually by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Turkish Cargo, the rising logistics brand of Turkish Airlines, ranked first in Europe and 4th in the world among air cargo companies with its total transportation performance.
According to FTK (Freight Tonne Kilometers – Kilometered Tonnage) data, the brand increased its business volume by 32 percent by showing a transportation performance of 9.2 million tons in 2021 and surpassed the leading air cargo brands in Europe.
Regarding the successful performance of Turkish Cargo, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat said, “As the fastest growing air cargo brand in the world, we continue to add value to the air cargo industry with our contributions to the supply chain and to continue our critical role in increasing the competitiveness of global trade with determination. We are rapidly moving towards our goal of being one of the top 3 air cargo brands in the world by 2025, by carrying this success of Turkish Cargo in Europe to all over the world.”
Record growth in market share
As a result of the fleet, infrastructure, process and quality improvement investments made by Turkish Cargo in 2017, in the last 5 years; It managed to increase its global ranking from 22nd to 4th, and its market share to 5.2 percent from 2.6 percent.
The brand, which had 13 cargo planes in its fleet in 2017, increased this number by 53.8% in 2022, bringing the number of aircraft to 20. Depending on the expansion in the fleet, the number of destinations that Turkish Cargo flies to with cargo planes nearly doubled, reaching 100 in 2022. Turkish Airlines has become the airline that organizes flights to the most international destinations in cargo as well as passenger transportation. Thanks to the air bridges established by Turkish Cargo, Turkish exporters can establish direct commercial connections with approximately 85% of the world’s GNP.
Turkish Cargo, which plays a critical role both in Turkey and globally, with its market share in world health products increasing by 8 percent during the pandemic period, has delivered more than 6,500 Pax-free (passenger aircraft converted into cargo aircraft) to overcome the capacity shortage caused by passenger flights. organized the expedition.
In addition, as of the end of 2021, SMARTIST, which has started to carry out its operations; It operates as Europe’s largest and most modern air cargo facility in terms of facility capacity and technological infrastructure.