Qatar Cargo receives fourth A330 freighter

Qatar Airways Cargo took delivery of its fourth of five A330-200 freighters it has on order at the end of November.


Qatar Cargo receives fourth A330 freighter


Qatar Airways Cargo took delivery of its fourth of five A330-200 freighters it has on order at the end of November. Ulrich Ogiermann, Qatar Airways COO 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 nine 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, state-of-the-art cargo facility at Hamad International Airport and the launch of eight freighter destinations so far in 2014,” the carriers said. Qatar Airways Cargo was also recently awarded Payload Asia’s ‘Rising Star Carrier of the Year’.