As the global repercussions of the unprecedented situation caused by COVID-19 outbreak continues, Turkish Cargo has started to operate cargo flights with Turkish Airlines’ passenger aircrafts in addition to its flights with 25 high-capacity freighters in order to prevent any mishaps in the supply chain and carry the medical cargo that are of vital importance.
Flying the first of the cargo flights, a B777 type passenger aircraft, on March 20 with on Istanbul-Kiev route, Turkish Cargo will now 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 an 5,000 tonnes of additional capacity.
Turkish Cargo continues on its mission to act as a bridge that transports the much-needed medicine and medical equipment to its home country from across the world, and from Turkey to the countries that need them. With that in mind, the the global brand with the world’s sixth largest cargo capacity, already started to carry the rapid test kits from China to Turkey that can give results in 15 minutes.
In this crucial process, Turkish Cargo added 14,500 tonnes of extra capacity to and from Turkey with additional 167 cargo flights.