Turkish Cargo expands in Asia Pacific with Macau flights

By Damian Brett

A Turkish Cargo A330-200F; this one is taking off from Liege Airport

Turkish Cargo has added Macau to its network as it looks to expand in the Asia Pacific region.

From November 1, the airline will utilise one of its Airbus A330 freighters to the city on a rotation of: Istanbul, Almaty, Macau, Almaty, Istanbul.

Turkish Cargo said that Macau is “an important center in terms of tourism and finance and hosts market leaders of sectors such as high technology, e-commerce, electronics and textiles”.

The new flight brings the carrier’s number of direct cargo flights to 97 destinations, which it said was the world’s largest direct cargo flight network (excluding express carriers).

The Turkish Airlines fleet now stands at 371 aircraft including 24 dedicated freighters. Turkish Cargo aims to become one of the top three air cargo brands in the world.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector. After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015. Contact me on [email protected]