Turkish Cargo to start flights to Johannesburg and Madagascar


Turkish Cargo is continuing to expand its freighter network with weekly Istanbul – Johannesburg – Antananarivo services from 1 July.

The Airbus A330 Freighter flight will leave Istanbul Ataturk at 13.45h on Saturday, landing in Johannesburg at 22.25h, before departing at 00.25h and arriving in Madagascar at 04.25h, leaving at 06.25h and returning to Istanbul at 15.25h.

South African exports generally consist of machinery, electronic equipment, chemicals and automotive parts destined for European and American countries.

Madagascar exports a variety of goods, mainly vanilla, tropical fruits and textiles for Europe and the Americas, and live crabs and sea products for the Far East.

Turkish Cargo says the flights will allow diversification in terms of variety of products transported.