Challenge Airlines: first flight from Istanbul today
Challenge Group is starting the new year as it means to go on, with an historic, inaugural Challenge Airlines flight out of Istanbul, Turkey, today 25 January 2023. The freighter will carry a mix of Turkey’s main export products: garments, fabrics, and automotive parts, all from key international customers.
This event signifies the start of Challenge Airlines’ first scheduled operations out of Istanbul Airport, linking Turkey to Liège in Belgium, and from there to destinations in Europe, as well as to USA and Far East. From the end of this month onwards, Challenge Airlines will operate two Boeing 747F flights per week – on Days 3 and 7 - totalling a joint capacity uplift offer of 240 t.
“Merhaba, Istanbul, and here's to a long and successful service!”, says Or Zak, commercial vice president of Challenge Group. (cj)