Pegasus airlines are coming to Manchester and not just with the odd weekly flight. Going head to head with Turkish Airlines from the 01st July they will operate 5x weekly flights. Passengers and holidaymakers may drive this increase but cargo can benefit.
Direct flights from Manchester Airport to Istanbul
Turkish Airlines service operates daily with wide-bodied services serving Istanbul on days 2 / 4 and 6. Will the North of England be able to service the additional cargo and passenger capacity this brings.
Certainly freight forwarders servicing the North are showing an increased interest in Turkey. John Good shipping operate regular seafreight consolidation services into the UK and in 2019 are showing an upturn in traffic. Sea, Air and road dependant on the customers need for speed and reliability balanced against cost. They are not alone with Connaught Global also reporting increased traffic.
Pegasus airlines driven by passenger not cargo
Pegasus cargo, according to their website, are able to carry dangerous goods and some specialist cargo. Although their aircraft are better suited to passengers their network offers opportunities to freight forwarders.
Scheduled services to 35 destinations in Turkey and 75 in the rest of the world. 110 Destinations in 42 countries.
Manchester Airport continuing to serve the northern powerhouse
Manchester airport is well served for both passengers and cargo. With an excellent road network across the UK. Sitting on the M56 and within 15 minutes the M60, M62 and M6 it is a true gateway. Serving the North of England and the main motorway to the Midlands and London Heathrow.
In fact a direct competitor to London Heathrow with cargo trucked between the two airports. Many airlines and forwarders move cargo from London Heathrow to regional airports like Manchester.
The extra capacity which Pegasus Cargo brings is a welcome addition to those who operate manufacturing facilities in Turkey and beyond.