Sunday, March 24, 2013

► TURKEY: Turkish Cargo looking to add 10 additional stations in Africa before 2014.

Turkish Cargo logoTurkish Cargo, the cargo division of Turkish Airlines (TK) plans to add a further 10 operational stations in Africa before the end of the year says Halit Anlatan, Turkish Cargo VP of Sales & Marketing.

In an interview with AirCargo News, Mr Anlatan said that Turkish Cargo sees Africa as having strong growth potential and will aim to exploit it through the use of aggressive marketing as well as innovative product design.
Turkish Airways Cargo & TruckingTurkish Airways Cargo devotes prime focus on the African market as we feature a combined network of 34 destinations where we operate dedicated scheduled flights, including Accra, Lagos, Nairobi, Khartoum, Johannesburg, Algiers, Mitiga, Cairo and Casablanca. Turkish Cargo will continue to increase penetration into Africa this year with the goal of adding a total of 10 more new stations by 2014," he said.
Source [Air Cargo News]

Amongst the new innovative products on offer are the recent establishment of a road cargo network in Southern Africa - the South Africa Road Feeder Service - which involves 5 domestic and 10 international points including Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho and will provide more efficient cargo delivery beside increase of delivery area.

Turkish Airlines is looking to start passenger flights to Asmara, Luanda, Abuja, Ndjamena, Juba and possibly Kano before the end of this year. The added routes will also make belly-hold cargo space available to the market.