Turkish Cargo launches Miami flights offering wide body cargo aircraft


Turkish Cargo will be launching cargo flights to Miami, one of the most strategical cargo destinations in the United States and in the world on january  15th, 2018. Turkish Cargo’s Miami cargo flights are to be operated with Boeing 777-200F, the cargo aircraft newly acquired the past month.

Turkish Cargo will be connecting Miami to 120 countries through more than 300 destinations with its Istanbul-Madrid-Miami departing flights and Miami-Houston-İstanbul return flights.

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Turkish Cargo, which has been transporting 110 tons of belly cargo weekly on Turkish Airlines passenger aircraft to Chicago, Atlanta and New-York; has now reached four destinations in the United States with Miami. The flag cargo carrier will then show a 100 ton capacity increase to  the North American market with wide body freighters to reach  220 tons weekly.

Miami Airport being the largest in the United States and ranked 10th in the international cargo market, stands out for its capacity of handling perishable goods supply chain, which represents 47 percent of the international transit cargo, offering high-end infrastucture.

Miami stands out with its cargo potential of fresh flowers, perishable fruits and vegetables, high technology products, telecommunication equipments and aircraft parts. The region is known for its imports of textile, fish, medicine, flowers, automobile, chemicals, petrochemicals and other perishable goods.

Cargo flights schedules for İstanbul (IST) – Madrid (MAD)- Miami (MIA) –Houston (IAH) – Istanbul (IST) routes are as follows;

Route Flight Number Day Departing Time Arrival Time
İstanbul – Madrid 6435 Sunday 16:55 18:45
Madrid- Miami 6435 Sunday 21:20 01:20
Miami- Houston 6435 Monday 04:20 06:00
Houston – İstanbul 6436 Monday 09:00 05:45 (Tuesday)


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