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Turkish Cargo makes 1st shipments from new airport

Cargo division of Turkish Airlines delivers Turkish flags to Ankara, Northern Cyprus

Can Erözden   | 09.02.2019
Turkish Cargo makes 1st shipments from new airport


By Kaan Bozdogan and Kenan Irtak


Turkish Cargo has completed its first domestic and international air cargo shipments from newly opened Istanbul Airport, the company said Friday.

A consignment of Turkish flags was delivered from Istanbul to the capital Ankara and later to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the company, a division of flag carrier Turkish Airlines, said on social media.

The first phase of the new Istanbul Airport was opened on Oct. 29. The airport has an annual capacity of 90 million passengers.

At its full annual capacity of 200 million passengers with the completion of all four phases with six runways by 2028, Istanbul Airport is set to become a global aviation hub hosting more than 100 airlines and flights to over 300 destinations around the world.

Turkish Airlines, founded in 1933, flies to 306 destinations in 124 countries with its fleet of more than 330 aircraft, including passenger and cargo planes.

Turkish Cargo has been offering cargo services to more countries than any other airline in the world.

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