Cargo transports anything from small parcels to livestock; perishable substances to textile products; valuables to flowers; leather to spare parts and technological products to anywhere you want, with experience, attention and expertise.

Valuable Cargo Acceptance Procedures

Cargo with a value of $1,000 or higher (or its equivalent in any other currency) per gross kilogram, which contain one or more of the following items, are considered valuable cargo. Turkish Airlines does not accept any valuable cargo with a declared value.
Gold bars or bullion (processed or unprocessed); gold coins; gold and its derivatives in granule, leaf, sheet, powder, spongy state, bar, tube, and loop.
Bulk platinum and platinum metals (palladium, iridium, ruthenium, osmium, and rhodium) and platinum alloys in granule; platinum and its derivatives in spongy state, sheet, leaf, bar, bullion, and tube (except radioactive isotopes of the metals requiring dangerous goods labeling),
Diamonds (including those used for industrial purposes), rubies, emeralds, sapphires, opals, pearls (including cultivated pearls) and jewelry containing these precious stones,

Silver and/or gold and/or platinum jewelry and watches,
Gold and/or platinum items (except gold- and/or platinum-plated),
Effective banknotes, travel checks, securities, bonds, and their coupons and stamps,
Ready-to-use bank and credit cards.

  • In addition, the following items are also considered cargo requiring security and treated as valuable cargo under the title of “VULNERABLE” cargos.
  • Cargos whose value is not declared but which require security measures during handling procedures,
  • Blank airline documents, such as MCOs, airway bills, tickets, which are sent to airline station offices or general sales agencies,
  • Diplomatic bags, provided that they have been declared as valuable.

General Information on Documentation, Procedures, and Packaging:

Valuables Flight Ticket

There must be a confirmed reservation for all international airway bills. In all  flights, before and after acceptance, all special security arrangements must be completed and all the procedures for cargo of this type must be completed.

Valuable cargo must be packaged in non-transparent bags of thick cloth or similar material or hard plastic or aluminum metal. The packages must be locked and sealed, tear- and shockproof, designed in such a way that the contents do not fall out. Most importantly, they must not have any mark, sign or label indicating that they contain valuable cargo.

Related information to be used is available in the Air Cargo Tariff Manual RULES, Class Rates/Valuable Cargo – Import/Transit/Export Regulations sections.

Valuables Flight Ticket

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