Turkish Cargo opens a new, state-of-the-art storage area
As a sub-brand of Turkish Airlines, utilizing its flight network and fleet, Turkish Cargo has become one of the fastest growing players in the global air cargo industry. Today, Turkish Cargo adds another component by inaugurating a new storage area in a ceremony held near the end of runway 06/24 at Ataturk International Airport. The newly built facility will play an important role in the growth of Turkish Airlines’ cargo operations.
Cargo was first carried by Turkish Airlines in 1936 when the new company began to transport important documents and mail; and has grown over time as air cargo has had an increasingly important role in global commerce. In 2000, during a restructuring process at Turkish Airlines, the cargo department was reorganized and renamed as “Turkish Cargo”. It was bolstered by a team of experts in the field, making the new unit a growing force the global air cargo industry.
While operating to 239 destinations using the belly space of the airline’s passenger aircraft, Turkish Cargo also flies scheduled cargo flights to 47 destinations across the globe with its 10 dedicated cargo aircraft. In addition, Turkish Cargo provides onward land transportation to more than 1,000 off-network points.
The technical features of the new storage area:
• Total area: 70m X 150m = 10.500m˛
• Storage for 333 ULDs (Unit Load Devices) + 1000m˛ for handling mail
• 700m˛ of cold weather storage space
• 5 cold storage spaces; 2 providing 2C˚-8C˚, 2 providing 15C˚-25C˚, and one with adjustable temperature settings
• A capacity for 56 ULDs (Unit Load Devices) in cold stores
• All cold storage has independent power generation in case of blackouts, providing secure facilities even in abnormal situations.
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