Turkish chief aiming to be in the top 5 for pharma


Turkish Cargo’s chief cargo officer, Turhan Özen says the carrier’s objective is to be one of the top five air cargo pharmaceutical carriers by 2023.

He was speaking at the ‘Pharma Day’ panel in Frankfurt last month, which was organised by Turkish Cargo’s sales team.

Özen also noted that one of the primary objectives among the products the airline carries is to advance in special cargo, and especially pharma.

At the event, pharma participants also stated that the Turkish facility in Istanbul and the areas for special cargos exceeded their expectations, but they also demanded special cargo processes in Istanbul should be organised by a separate team specialised in handling such products.

Turkish Cargo also brought together Spain’s health and pharmaceutical sector representatives together at a ‘Pharma Day’ last month.

Participants were told of the carrier’s plan to increase capacity with widebody flights to Barcelona and new cargo destinations in 2017.