Ataturk International Airport's 10,500-sq m cargo facility aids Turkish Airlines

24 / 09 / 2013

  • (Inset) Turkish Airlines’ chairman Hamdi Topcu and chief executive Temel Kotil preside over the inaugural ceremony of the new cargo storage area

    (Inset) Turkish Airlines’ chairman Hamdi Topcu and chief executive Temel Kotil preside over the inaugural ceremony of the new cargo storage area

A NEW 10,500-sq m cargo facility at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul will play an important role in the continuing expansion of Turkish Airlines.

Turkish has become one of the fastest-growing players in the global air cargo business.

An inaugural ceremony of the new storage area was presided over by Turkish Airlines’ chairman Hamdi Topcu and chief executive Temel Kotil.

The facility can handle up to 333 ULDs – and also offers 56 ULD positions for cool-storage shipments of perishables with ambient temperature needs.

The facility has its own emergency power generator back up in the event of black outs.

With passenger services to 239 destinations, Turkish Cargo also flies scheduled freighter flights to 47 locations across the globe with its fleet of nine dedicated cargo aircraft.

In addition, Turkish Cargo provides onward land transportation to more than 1,000 off-network points.