Qatar Airways Cargo took delivery of its fourth Airbus A330-200 freighter. The A330-200F has a payload capability of 70 metric tonnes and a range of up to 4,000 nm (7,400 km), and with its arrival adds even greater capacity to Qatar Airways Cargo’s rapidly expanding fleet.
Ulrich Ogiermann, Qatar Airways chief officer cargo said: “We are delighted to receive our latest A330 freighter which will assist us in our growth by providing even more capacity and range for our customers, on both scheduled and charter operations.”
The A330-200F’s large main-deck cargo door allows the aircraft to accept all commonly-used pallets and containers, enabling the transport of a full range of cargo – from high-value consumer goods to express packages and perishables. The A330-200F can transport up to 23 side-by-side pallets on its main deck, with flexibility for additional arrangements such as single-row loading of 16 pallets and a mix of 9 AMA containers with four pallets. The spacious lower-deck cargo hold accepts up to 26 LD3 containers, plus 19.7 cubic metres of bulk cargo.
It has been a remarkable year for Qatar Airways Cargo with the launch of QR Pharma and QR Fresh in January, the migration to the fully automated cargo facility at Hamad International Airport and the launch of eight freighter destinations so far in 2014. Qatar Airways Cargo was also recently awarded Payload Asia’s “Rising Star Carrier of the Year”.