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Turkish Cargo Launches Freighter Flights to Johannesburg and Madagascar

Turkish Cargo has officially launched scheduled Airbus A330 freighter flights to Johannesburg, the biggest industrial and commercial center in South Africa, and Madagascar, the largest island of Vanilla Islands.

Schedule details for Istanbul(IST)-Johannesburg(JNB)–Madagascar(TNR)-Istanbul

Flight Number Date Route Departure Arrival Day Aircraft Type
6506 1.07.2017 IST JNB 13:45 22:25 Saturday A330F
6506 1.07.2017 JNB TNR 00:25 04:25 Saturday
6506 2.07.2017 TNR IST 06:25 15:25 Sunday


A majority of South Africa’s exports go to European and American destinations. The products generally consist of machinery, electronic equipment, chemicals and automotive parts.

Situated at the eastern coast of the African continent, Madagascar comes to the forefront as a market which exports a wide range of goods. Mainly vanilla, tropical fruits and textile products are transported to European and American countries while live crabs and sea products are transported to the Far East from Madagascar.

Turkish Cargo, which has recently launched freighter flights to Sao Paulo and Paris, aims to be in the top five pharma carriers by 2023.