Turkish Cargo is the first in Europe in air cargo transportation

According to FTK (Freight Tonne Kilometers) data, Turkish Cargo 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; “As the world’s fastest growing air cargo brand, we continue to add value to the air cargo industry with our contributions to the supply chain and to resolutely maintain our critical role in increasing the competitiveness of global trade. We are moving rapidly 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.” used his statements.


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.

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The successful brand, which had 13 cargo planes in its fleet in 2017, increased this number by 53.8% to 20 in 2022. 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 played a critical role both in Turkey and globally, with its market share in world health products increasing by 8 percent during the pandemic period. Producing innovative solutions in a crisis environment, Turkish Cargo proved once again that it is a reliable logistics brand with over 6,500 Pax-free (passenger aircraft converted into cargo aircraft) flights to overcome the capacity shortage caused by passenger flights.

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.

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