Qatar Cargo boosts belly capacity to Atlanta
The carrier now offers a combined 744 tonnes of capacity per week on its Doha-Atlanta-Doha route, meeting what the carrier says is "robust demand” on the route.
June 1, 2016
By Donald Urquhart
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, has increased its capacity to Atlanta, Georgia, with the launch of daily passenger flights to Atlanta on 1 June 2016. The introduction of daily wide-body B777 passenger flights provides additional belly-hold capacity to the cargo carrier’s existing four times weekly freighter services between Doha and Atlanta. The carrier now offers a combined 744 tonnes of capacity per week on its Doha-Atlanta-Doha route, meeting what the carrier says is “robust demand” on the route.
Qatar Airways Cargo currently operates dedicated freighters to six destinations in the Americas: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles and Mexico City; as well as belly-hold cargo space to 13 hubs in the Americas.
Qatar Airways chief officer cargo, Ulrich Ogiermann, said: “There is enormous potential for growth in the Americas, as our rapid expansion in this market indicates. We started freighter services to Atlanta in November 2011, and we are excited to now launch passenger flights giving us extra cargo capacity into the world’s busiest airport. Our customers now have access to more capacity in addition to a network of more than 150 destinations via our state-of-the-art hub in Doha as well as innovative solutions for their cargo.”