Turkish Airlines to handle bellyhold cargo at Istanbul’s new airport from April 6

Turkish Airlines will handle bellyhold cargo on passenger flights at the new Istanbul airport from April 6, while the carrier’s freighters will continue to operate from the Ataturk hub.

A spokesperson for Turkish Airlines said that the temporary satellite facility at the new hub is “completely satisfactory in terms of infrastructure at Istanbul Airport”, and that the carrier will offer cargo customers “the same level of quality and care as previously”.

The statement continued: “The operations, performed via freighter flights, will continue to be performed from the existing cargo terminal at Ataturk Airport until construction of the Mega Cargo Facility is completed at Istanbul Airport.

“Getting ready to maintain its operations from Ataturk and Istanbul airports as ‘Dual Hub’, Turkish Cargo will have a capacity to handle 4m tons of cargo annually in our modern cargo terminal that will have an indoor area of 300,000 sq m when all phases of Istanbul Airport have been completed.”

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