MyCargo Airlines

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MyCargo Airlines
IATA
9T
ICAO
RUN
Callsign
CARGO TURK
Founded 2005
Hubs Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
Focus cities
Fleet size 4
Headquarters Istanbul, Turkey
Key people
  • Yavuz Çizmeci (CEO)
  • Celal Karabas (Managing Director)
Website www.mycargo.aero

ACT Airlines, operating as MyCargo Airlines, is a Turkish cargo airline based in the Ekinci Residence Building Level 7, in Kurtköy, Istanbul, Turkey.[1] It operates international scheduled and charter air cargo services, as well as wet and dry lease services. Its main base is Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, Istanbul.[2] The airline's European hub is based at Liege Airport in Belgium.

History[edit]

Established in 2004, the company changed ownership in March 2006 when Turkish aviation veterans Yavuz Cizmeci and Cankut Bagana teamed up with HBK Investments to acquire the company. In February 2008, a 21 percent equity stake was acquired by Manara Investments Ltd. Manara is a newly established investment vehicle sponsored by four leading Saudi business groups. New partners and existing shareholders expect ACT Airlines to become a leading regional and international player.[2]

ACT received the prestigious SCATA Supply Chain and Transport Award for ‘The Air Cargo Operator of the Year’ in recognition of its exceptional customer service in 2007. The airlines also applied for IATA certification after completing the IATA Operational Safety Audit in 2007.

MyCargo rebranding[edit]

In 2011 China's HNA Group (owners of Hainan Airlines and various subsidiaries) have taken a majority share in ACT Airlines rebranding the company as MyCargo, originally a label that ACT carried on its aircraft. They have also added two Boeing 747 Converted Freighters to the airline's fleet, these are painted in the new corporate identity of HNA group.

Fleet[edit]

A MyCargo Airlines Boeing 747-400F

The MyCargo Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft (as of January 2014):[3]

Aircraft In Service
Boeing 747-400BDSF 4

MyCargo Airlines formerly operated five Airbus A300 freighter aircraft. All those aircraft were retired in March 2013.[4]

Incidents and Accidents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ACT Airlines Headquarters." ACT Airlines. Retrieved 23 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 27 March 2007. p. 45. 
  3. ^ "myCargo Airlines Fleet". ch-aviation.com. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  4. ^ Turkey's myCargo retires its last A300B4 freighters Retrieved 18 August 2013
  5. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Archived from the original on 6 March 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2010. 
  • Günter Endres, ed. (2010). Flight International World Airlines 2010. Sutton, Surrey, England: Reed Business Information. ISBN 978-1-898779-39-1. 

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