Qatar boosts Iraq, Japan and Africa

Qatar Airways Cargo has given cargo traffic bound for Iraq a boost following the launch of a dedicated weekly freighter service to Erbil, effective 5 July. The move follows the launch of passenger services to the capital Baghdad, which began only two weeks after a similar launch to Erbil for a total of four flights a week Doha to Iraq. The addition of Baghdad takes Qatar Airways’ global network to 116 destinations worldwide.


Japan and Africa Qatar boosts Iraq


Qatar Airways Cargo has given cargo traffic bound for Iraq a boost following the launch of a dedicated weekly freighter service to Erbil, effective 5 July. The move follows the launch of passenger services to the capital Baghdad, which began only two weeks after a similar launch to Erbil for a total of four flights a week Doha to Iraq. The addition of Baghdad takes Qatar Airways’ global network to 116
destinations worldwide.

Qatar Airways chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker said: “Baghdad had long been on our list of destinations which we
identified as being a key part of growing our Middle East network.
“During Iraq’s current period of reform and development, with industries resurging and many new companies expanding operations to Iraq, we felt this was the time to move into the country.

Added Al Baker: “With growing business ties between Iraq and the rest of the world, it is a natural next step for the airline to expand further within the region, providing opportunities for greater economic, cultural and educational exchanges through this greater air access.” Meanwhile, Qatar Airways will boost services to Japan to twice-daily with the introduction of non-stop B777-200 flights
to Tokyo Narita, effective 28 October.