Strategic Cooperation Between Turkish Cargo and China Based YTO Cargo Airlines

Turkish Cargo, the global air cargo brand of Turkish Airlines, entered into a commercial agreement with YTO Cargo Airlines, affiliated to YTO Express which is a well-known listed express logistics enterprise group in China, for the purpose of strengthening air cargo connection between China, Central Asia and Türkiye and building additional capacity.

As part of the said agreement, 4 flights are being operated on weekly basis between Xi’an and Tashkent by YTO Cargo Airlines. The departure and arrival cargo capacity of such flights are being utilized entirely by Turkish Cargo and being offered to its customers. According to this cooperation, cargoes departing from China are being connected to Turkish Airlines’ Tashkent-Istanbul flights within the same day, following their transfer from Xi’an to Tashkent. At their arrival to Turkish Cargo’s mega hub at İstanbul Airport, cargoes are being transported to their consignees through Turkish Cargo’s large flight network worldwide.

Commenting on the cooperation, Turkish Airlines Chief Cargo Officer, Turhan Özen said; “Considering today’s global trade network, China ranks among the most critical players with its production capacity and economy. Accordingly, the cooperation we have entered into with YTO Cargo Airlines is of strategic importance in terms of strengthening the transnational connection and sustainability of the supply chain. Thanks to this new cooperation, Turkish Cargo continues to generate cargo solutions from and to China for its customers all across the globe.

YTO International’s Chief Executive Officer, Jian Sun commented; “We, as the YTO Express family, are pleased to have built good relations and a robust cooperation with Turkish Cargo. By means of this collaborative venture, we are providing our customers in China and the rest of the world with expeditious, uninterrupted and practical solutions. We wish that our cooperation will continue by expanding during the upcoming period.” 

Providing the best connections for transport to production and trade centers in the world, Turkish Cargo continues to meet the requirements of its customers by steadily improving its high-quality service concept. By developing tailored and practical solutions for the ever-increasing demand for logistics, the flag carrier cargo brand provides support to its business partners as well, while promoting the regional trade.

About Turkish Cargo:

Arranging air cargo operations to more than 340 destinations, 100 of which are cargo destinations in 132 countries around the world; Turkish Cargo operates with its fleet of 382 aircraft, 20 of which are dedicated freighters, at its strategic hub in Istanbul that connects continents. Turkish Cargo, the fastest growing air cargo brand in the world, aims to become one of the top 3 air cargo brands in 2025.

About YTO Express:

YTO Express Co., Ltd (hereinafter referred to as YTO Express) was founded on May 28, 2000, which has become a large express logistics enterprise group involving express, logistics, aviation, ecommerce, finance, science and other business. Since the establishment, YTO Express has adhered to the corporate principle “Customers” Demands, YTO’s Mission, with the core value “Leadership” as the guidance, the pursuit of speed, responsibility, integrity service and strive for win-win situations. Guided by information technology, YTO Express implements multi-source connection through terminals, and continues to optimize and upgrade its network coverage, transportation capacity and system support, providing users with diverse products and service.

About YTO Cargo Airlines:

YTO Cargo Airlines Hangzhou Air Freight Co., Ltd) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of YTO Express and the only large-scale all-cargo aircraft public air transport carrier operating in accordance with CCAR-121 in Zhejiang Province. The business is focusing on the domestic (including Hong Kong, Marco, and Taiwan) and international air freight via the scheduled and charter flights. YTO Cargo Airlines completed the first commercial flight in September 2015 and own 19 all-cargo aircraft and connect 45 destinations until 2021. The company is operating more than 100 air routes, which is covering major cities around the Asia area. The international cargo routes operated by YTO Airlines ranked first among Chinese cargo airlines. In 2021 Mar, YTO Airlines was the official designated cargo air transport service provider for the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.

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