Qatar continues relief flights

Qatar Airways Cargo has continued its relief efforts to Nepal operating a total of 12 freighter services to deliver urgent aid to Kathmandu following the devastating earthquakes that recently hit the country.


Qatar continues relief flights


Qatar Airways Cargo has continued its relief efforts to Nepal operating a total of 12 freighter services to deliver urgent aid to Kathmandu following the devastating earthquakes that recently hit the country.

Qatar Cargo’s freighter operations coordinated Qatar’s humanitarian response and helped to transport international aid to Nepal. The cargo carrier’s first freighter left Doha for Kathmandu within 24 hours of the earthquake and was the first commercial airline to touchdown at Tribhuvan International Airport following the first earthquake.

Additional Qatar Airways ground staff were also deployed on the first aircraft to assist the airport operation and distribution of humanitarian aid and to ensure that Qatar Airways staff working in Kathmandu received support and care. Qatar Airways staff also assisted Tribhuvan Airport’s Air Traffic Control tower team to manage the large air traffic flows into the airport and to ensure operations were maintained throughout the crisis.

Some 400 tonnes of relief aid, including medicines, food supplies, tents, water filters and generators provided by charities including Qatar’s charity RAF, have been flown to Nepal. Qatar Airways Cargo worked in conjunction with local and international charities to provide free transportation of food and water filters to support Nepal’s recovery and to provide aid to areas of the country that have no clean water as a result of the disaster. The aid was distributed by local charity groups throughout the capital.