|Hubs||Sabiha Gökçen International Airport|
|Focus cities||Istanbul Atatürk Airport|
MyCargo Airlines, legally incorporated and formerly named ACT Airlines (Turkish: ACT Havayollari), is a Turkish cargo airline based in the Ekinci Residence Building Level 7, in Kurtköy, Istanbul, Turkey. 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. The airline's European hub is based at Liege Airport in Belgium.
Established in 2004, the company changed ownership in March 2006 when Turkish aviation veteran Yavuz Cizmeci teamed up with HBK Investments to acquire the company. In February 2008, a 21% equity stake was acquired by Manara Investments Ltd. Manara is an 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.
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.
In 2011, China's HNA Group (partnered with Bravia Capital) bought 49% of the shares of ACT Airlines. 50.9% of the shares remain with Daglar Cizmeci and %0,1 with other Turkish holders. ACT Airlines rebranded as myCargo after this alliance took place.:
The MyCargo Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft (as of 18 January 2017):
Incidents and Accidents
- On 1 March 2010, an Airbus A300 registration TC-ACB sustained substantial damage when the port undercarriage collapsed on landing at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.
- On 16 January 2017 Turkish Airlines Flight 6491, a wet leased Boeing B747-412F operating as TC-MCL undershot the runway on approach to Manas Airport, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The crash killed all four crew members and 34 people on the ground.
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