Turkish Airlines launched cargo flights to Oslo Airport.
The flights are being operated twice a week, collecting Norwegian seafood for delivery to destinations around the world.
“We have observed a great interest in Norway as a large cargo market, and are now pleased to welcome Turkish Airlines Cargo, who have selected us as their next destination in the Nordic region,” says Avinor Director of Cargo, Martin Langaas.
Turkish Airlines now ensures that Norway’s main airport is directly linked to the global market available from Istanbul Ataturk Airport, one of the world’s largest cargo hubs.
“We are excited to finally be able to connect Oslo Airport closer to Turkish Airlines’ wide network out of Istanbul. Thanks to Turkish, Norwegian seafood exporters now have greater access to the world’s largest international network, which provides new opportunities for the Norwegian export industry,” explains Langaas.
2016 was a record year for Norwegian seafood export, and Turkish Airlines wishes to take part in this development.
“We are now able to fly even more seafood directly out of Oslo Airport – thereby providing even better premises for export of Norwegian commodities. We are reducing the number of units being carried by land transport to airports in our neighboring countries. Faster shipping of fresh fish helps to ensure the quality and value of Norwegian export goods,” Langaas emphasizes.
Turkish Airlines have great expectations for the Norwegian market.
“Our Istanbul network enables us to offer efficient connections to great traditional markets for Norwegian seafood, and simultaneously access brand new markets through our global network. We have great expectations for the Norwegian market, and we are convinced that our route and network can help to make the Norwegian seafood industry even more competitive,” says Sinan Dilek, General Manager Turkish Airlines Norway.
Turkish Airlines will operate in Oslo Airport on Fridays up until the end of March. At that point, the frequency of departures increases to two per week. The route will be serviced by an Airbus A330-200F.