Qatar starts Stansted maindeck service
Qatar Airways will become the latest major airline to join Stansted Airport’s global cargo network when it begins a new service from Doha in May.
April 1, 2014
Qatar Airways will become the latest major airline to join Stansted Airport’s global cargo network when it begins a new service from Doha in May. Qatar Airways Cargo will operate a dedicated B777 freighter five times weekly to Stansted, the UK’s third busiest cargo airport, as the airline continues its growth strategy to increase its global reach and the number of destinations it serves.
Graeme Ferguson, Manchester Airports Group (owner of Stansted), commercial director for cargo, said: “This is fantastic news for businesses and exporters from across London and the eastern region as Qatar provide worldwide freight connectivity and access to new markets and outstanding five-star service.”
Stansted is one of the largest freight hubs in the UK and home to an international cargo operation that transports over 210,000 tonnes of goods and 30,000 tonnes of mail to destinations in nearly every continent, including the Americas, the Far East, Africa and the Middle East.
The airport’s status as a major international cargo facility is reinforced by the number of industry leaders that have already chosen to operate from the airport – Asiana, FedEx, Martinair, Royal Mail, Panalpina, Silkway, Atlantic Airways, Titan, TNT and UPS. In addition, Pegasus provide cargo capacity on passengers services to Turkey.