Qatar Cargo expands its QR Pharma offering
Qatar Airways Cargo has announced a series of enhancements to its QR Pharma service recently following what it says is the “overwhelming success” of the product in the 12 months since its launch.
June 1, 2015
Qatar Airways Cargo has announced a series of enhancements to its QR Pharma service recently following what it says is the “overwhelming success” of the product in the 12 months since its launch. Qatar Airways Cargo has flown 14.1 million kg of Pharma products following the launch of QR Pharma in January 2014. The airline, which became the world’s fifth largest cargo carrier in January 2015, in FTKs, has rapidly expanded its presence in the pharmaceutical airfreight sector establishing 4.1 per cent of the European east bound market within its first year of operating in the niche sector.
Ulrich Ogiermann, Qatar Airways chief officer cargo said: “We are proud to be the world’s fifth largest cargo carrier and to offer our customers the reliability, quality and unrivalled service that are possible as a result of our global presence. The pharmaceutical industry is witnessing rapid growth each year, and with rising demand there is the need to ensure that pharmaceuticals and healthcare products are transported with the utmost care while avoiding any temperature fluctuations.
“Qatar Airways Cargo offers healthcare companies and their logistic partners a state-of-the-art service for shipping temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals all over the world, while maintaining the integrity and quality of their products throughout the supply chain. We have recently secured contracts with two multinational pharmaceutical companies Novartis and Alcon.