Qatar Cargo to expand network and fleet

Qatar Airways Cargo will begin scheduled dedicated freighter services to two new destinations – Hyderabad (India) and London Stansted (UK) and has restarted services to Zaragoza (Spain).


Qatar Cargo to expand network and fleet


Qatar Airways Cargo will begin scheduled dedicated freighter services to two new destinations – Hyderabad (India) and London Stansted (UK) and has restarted services to Zaragoza (Spain). “Our goal is to be a world-class air cargo service provider. In order to achieve that, we need to constantly increase frequencies and expand our number of destinations, so that our customers can benefit from our global reach,” said Qatar Airways chief officer (cargo) Ulrich Ogiermann.

“The addition of these new freighter routes clearly represents yet another milestone in Qatar Airways’ growth strategy,” Ogiermann said. “And on top of this, we will take delivery of three new freighter aircraft in the course of 2014- two B777F and one A330-F.”

Hyderabad will be the first new destination to be added to the Qatar Airways Cargo network, with the start on 1 April of a twice weekly service, using the A330 freighter. Main exports from Hyderabad will include IT products and pharmaceuticals. Qatar Airways already operates a daily passenger flight between Doha and Hyderabad.

And from 2 May, Qatar Airways Cargo will begin five weekly B777 freighter flights to London Stansted. The scheduled twice-weekly A330 freighter service to Zaragoza commenced on 1 March with textiles, agricultural products, footwear, automobile and pharmaceuticals are the major commodities expected to ship from Zaragoza.