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Turkish Cargo continues to build the global
air bridge, increases direct cargo flights
aintaining its successful business
processes across the world, Turkish
Cargo increased the number of destinations of its direct cargo operations to 95 by
adding London, Bucharest, Bangkok, Singapore, Beirut and Lahore to its direct cargo flight
destinations. Global carrier reinforced its position as the air cargo brand with the widest direct cargo flight network of the world.
As of September, Turkish Cargo included
Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London, Suvarnabhumi (BKK), Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)
and Rafic Hariri Airport (BEY), Lebanon, to its
cargo flight network.
The carrier also added Henri Coanda Airport (OTP), the busiest airport in Romania, and
AllamaIqbalAirport (LHE) located in Lahore ,
to its cargo flight network with the winter
schedule, thus reaching 31 direct cargo flight
destinations in European continent, 22 in Middle East and 16 in Far East.
DSV expands Asia-Europe road operations
as air cargo constraints continue
s air cargo capacity constraints continue, freight forwarder DSV has expanded its road transport operations between China and Europe.
DSV says it began road transport operations in May, considering rising air cargo rates
and capacity constraints.
A spokesperson from DSV said, “While
the service initially covered only western
Europe, this has now been expanded to the
whole of the continent in response to positive
The company has given new name to the
service, Silkway Express.
According to the DSV, the service offers
door-to-door transit times of 14-18 days at reasonable rates, making it a highly competitive
alternative to air, rail and sea freight.
outlines winter schedule
for cargo aircraft
erman cargo airline,
Lufthansa has outlined
the winter schedule for
its cargo aircraft. The carrier
will continue to serve numerous destinations worldwide in
the coming half-year from its
home hub in Frankfurt am
“We look forward to again
offering our customers an extensive and dense network of
freighter connections in the
coming winter period. It perfectly complements the some
150 worldwide destinations currently offered to our customers via the
belly capacities of Lufthansa,
Austrian Airlines, Brussels
Airlines, Eurowings and SunExpress. In order to optimally
meet demand, we will continue to manage our freighters
f lexibly i n t he comi ng
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months,” said Dorothea von
Boxberg, Lufthansa Cargo
CCO a nd Boa rd Member
Product and Sales.
Between Europe and Asia
alone, an average of 35 freighter connections a week are
records rise in
cargo volumes for
the 4th consecutive
russels Airport has recorded rise
in cargo volumes for the fourth
consecutive month this year, from
January to September volumes were
0.6 per cent higher than in the same
period in 2019.
In September 2020, the airport
reported an 18.9 per cent year-onyear increase air cargo demand.
Brussels Airport said in a statement
that growth in all-cargo and express
services balanced out the effect of
passenger flights being grounded
due to the pandemic.
“Express services maintained
growth compared with last year
(+33.8 per cent), while the increase
in volumes in the cargo sector
(+88.8 per cent) accelerated growth
in airfreight volumes,” the
the IATA CEIV
Frankfurt Cargo Services (FCS)
successfully concluded the
International Air Transport
Association (IATA) Center of
Excellence for Independent
Validators (CEIV) certification
process that applies to transportation of pharmaceutical products,
confirming that the company
officially meets the high standards.
The certification adds value for FCS
in terms of the company’s own
competencies as well. The IATA
audit found the internal training on
handling pharmaceutical products
that is incorporated into the FCS
training concept to be good and in
line with IATA CEIV specifications.