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Formed and started operations in 2004. Formerly Baron Air Cargo and Kuzu Cargo Airlines. A K A Kuzu Hava Yolu Kargo Tasimaciligi. International, charter, cargo, jet airplane services.
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TR-34153 Florya-Istanbul, Turkey
TURKEY: ONCE THE CENTER OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, TURKEY WAS FOUNDED IN 1923 AS A SECULAR STATE WHOSE POPULATION IS OVERWHELMINGLY MUSLIM THOUGH NOT ARAB. A LONG-STANDING MEMBER OF NATO AND A CANDIDATE FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU), TURKEY HAS LOOKED TO THE WEST AS A MODEL. EXCEPT FOR BITTER WATER DISPUTES WITH SYRIA AND IRAQ, TURKEY HAS USUALLY MANAGED TO SIDESTEP REGIONAL POLITICS. WITH A DEVELOPED ECONOMY BUT LITTLE OIL, IT RELIES ON A VAST NETWORK OF MEGA DAMS FOR HYDROELECTRIC POWER AND IRRIGATION.
Turkey (the Republic of Turkey) was established in 1923, which includes Northern Cyprus (the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus - figures follow), it covers an area of 779,452 sq km, its population is 66 million, its capital is Ankara, and its official language is Turkish.
Northern Cyprus (the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) covers an area of 3,355 sq km, its population is 0.2 million, its capital is Nicosia, and its official language is Turkish.
May 2004: A300B4-203F (173, TC-ABL), Skyworks leased.
June 2004: A300B4-203F (101, TC-ABK), C-S Aviation Services (CSV) leased.
July 2004: A300B4-203F (047), C-S Aviation Services (CSV) leased.
September 2004: Changed its name from "Baron Air Cargo" to "Kuzu Cargo Airlines" (BRN) (see photo).
January 2005: (ICAO) Code: BAT.
February 2005: 2 A300B4-103F's (041, TC-KZV; 044, TC-KZY), deliveries.
November 2005: 2 A300F's wet-leased to China Eastern Airlines (CEA) and 1 A300F wet-leased to Pacific East Asia Cargo (PEO), Philippines.
A300B4-203F (117, TC-AGK), bought from Channel Express (CEX).
December 2005: Kuzu Airlines Cargo (BRN) of Istanbul took delivery of its fifth A300B4-203F (117) freighter, which was purchased from Channel Express-UK (CEX).
March 2006: Kuzu Cargo Airlines (BRN) of Turkey took delivery of an ex-Channel Express (CEX) A300B4 freighter.
August 2006: 2 A300B4-203Fs (139, TC-KZT; 140, TC-), deliveries.
May 2008: The Turkish government is planning to build a third airport in Istanbul, which already is the home of Ataturk International (IST) and Sabiha Gokcen (SAW). Plans soon will be announced for the facility, which will be located on the European side of the Bosporus like (IST).
October 2008: Kuzu Cargo Airlines (BRN) operates regular cargo jet airplane flights from Istanbul Ataturk airport to Amsterdam and London. (BRN) also serves a number of international destinations through interline agreements with other carriers. Three airplanes operate in China for local destinations.
Employees = 170 (including 36 Flight Crew (FC); & 20 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).
(IATA) Code: GO - 444. (ICAO) Code: KZU - (Callsign - KUZU CARGO).
Parent organization/shareholders: Kuzu family (100%).
Kuzu Cargo Airlines (BRN) is part of the Kuzu Construction Group of companies (established in 1942).
Main Base: Istanbul Ataturk International Airport (IST).
International freight destinations: Amsterdam; & London.
November 2008: Kuzu Airlines Cargo (BRN) took delivery of the first of three A310-308F freighters (TC-LER) it has purchased from Emirates SkyCargo (EMC), ex-(A6-EFA). It is painted in "ULS Cargo" colors - SEE PHOTO - - "BRN-A310-300F-NOV08." The remaining two will be delivered to the Istanbul-based carrier this month and next.
July 2009: Re-branded from "Kuzu Cargo Airlines" to (ULS) Airlines Cargo (BRN).
July 2010: Turkish Technic (THY) reached a maintenance services contract with ULS Cargo (BRN) to provide "C" airplane maintenance checks on three A310Fs through the end of the year.