Turkish creates pharma corridor


Turkish Cargo has created a pharma corridor between over 400 stations by carrying pharmaceuticals in certified destinations such as Mumbai, Brussels, Istanbul, Singapore, Dubai, Basel, London and Amsterdam.

Turhan Ozen, chief cargo officer of Turkish Airlines, said: “As Turkish Cargo, we carry out the pharmaceutical transports from Ataturk and Istanbul Airports that have been certified by the global air cargo authorities and thus hold the IATA CEIV certificate within the cold chain integrity.

“While maintaining our successful dual hub operations, we carry out the land transports between two airports by using active temperature-controlled vehicles that hold all the necessary international certificates to preserve the cold chain integrity. Besides, the natural hub Istanbul, which is at the centre of gravity of the air cargo trade, provides the appropriate climate conditions for the time and temperature-sensitive cargo transportation throughout the year.”

Operating in 15 stations that hold the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certificate, Turkish Cargo also has completed the IATA CEIV Pharma certificate renewal process for Ataturk Airport and is qualified for the same certificate for Istanbul Airport now as well.

Turkish Cargo continues to offer active and passive solutions for medicine consignments through its storage areas within the temperature range of -20/ 25C that meets high-quality standards along with temperature-controlled wide-body and cargo aircraft.