Turkish Cargo has announced it is carrying pharmaceuticals between more destinations worldwide, certified by the global aviation authorities.


In a statement, the air freighter said it has created a "pharma corridor" between over 400 stations by carrying pharmaceuticals in important and certified destinations such as Mumbai, Brussels, Istanbul, Singapore, Dubai, Basel, London, and Amsterdam.


“As Turkish Cargo, we carry out the pharmaceutical transports from Atatürk 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," said Turhan Özen, Turkish Airlines chief cargo officer.



Operating in 15 stations that hold the IATA CEIV (Center of Excellence for Independent Validators) certificate, Turkish Cargo said it has also the IATA CEIV Pharma certificate renewal process for Atatürk Airport and is qualified for the same certificate for Istanbul Airport (IST) now as well.


Turkish also serves 14 stations that hold the EU's Good Distribution Practice certificate, also carries out its pharmaceutical transport operations in 40 stations that hold QEP (Qualified Envirotainer Provider) certificate and ensures active temperature control between destinations that are thousands of kilometres far from each other.


Maintaining its operations in compliance with the global air cargo standards in 126 countries of the world, Turkish Cargo continues to offer active and passive solutions for medicine consignments through its storage areas within the temperature range of -20/+25° C that meets high-quality standards along with temperature-controlled wide-body and cargo aircraft.


Özen said the airlines' main hub in Istanbul, which is at the forefront of air cargo trade, provides the appropriate climate conditions for the time and temperature-sensitive cargo transportation throughout the year. 


“Covering the world with its wide flight network composed of over 300 stations with 88 of them being direct cargo destinations, Turkish Cargo continues to be a preferred brand in air cargo transportation sector by ensuring sustainable growth with its infrastructure, operational capabilities, fleet, and specialist teams," it said.