Emirates SkyCargo Transports Essential Exports from Turkey

Exports include medical masks, hand sanitisers and fabric for manufacturing PPE to help combat Covid-19


ISTANBUL & DUBAI: 05 May, 2020: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates contributes to the transport of much needed commodities across the globe, including important exports from Turkey. Turkish exports have included mainly hand sanitisers, medical masks, and products for manufacturing PPE, through twice weekly cargo flights from Istanbul Airport. Emirates SkyCargo helps to sustain both essential supply chains and revenue flows for Turkish suppliers, despite the suspension of scheduled passenger flights from Istanbul.

Turkey's exports deliver significant contribution across the globe via Emirates SkyCargo

Turkey has become an important base for the export of products to support the world’s fight against Covid-19. Emirates SkyCargo flights play an essential role on delivering these products and goods, helping with the transport of the below commodities from Turkey:

  • Raw materials for PPE, including non-woven fabric to the Far East; such as Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing
  • Protective aprons, medical masks and sterilized hand gel products to the Middle East such as Muscat (Oman), Kuwait, Bahrain, Dubai (UAE)
  • Pharmaceuticals to cities across Australia

Bahar Birinci, Emirates Country Manager of Turkey, Romania and Bulgaria said: "Turkey is one of only six countries in the world that has seen an increase in exports during the Covid-19 pandemic, and with two weekly flights from Turkey, Emirates SkyCargo is enabling the country to connect to several global markets. Emirates commitment to Turkey is evident, continuing to operate passenger freighters in order to provide a means of transport for important medical supplies during such a critical time.”

Over and above scheduled flights, Emirates SkyCargo stands ready to also operate charter flights. Recently the carrier helped transport 40 tonnes of hazelnut paste, a quality export from Turkey, on a special charter flight to Australia.

Emirates SkyCargo Operations

Delivering upon its commitment to continue to provide global markets with food, medical supplies and essential products during Covid-19 outbreak, Emirates SkyCargo operates around the globe, offering the safe and effective transport of cargo, despite the challenging conditions. Emirates SkyCargo is currently operating flights to over 65 global destinations on a scheduled basis and to many more destinations as charter and ad hoc operations. During the month of April the carrier operated more than 2500 flights.

Connecting cities east and west, Emirates SkyCargo has transported more than 20,000 tonnes of pharmaceuticals and more than 93,000 tonnes of perishables on its flights since January.

For a full list of Emirates SkyCargo destinations and services, click here.