Qatar Airways adds QR Express to its specialty product portfolio
QR Express, a solution to deliver airport-to-airport air freight service for time critical shipments is the latest addition to the cargo airline’s expanding portfolio of specialised services and products.
April 12, 2016
By PLA Editor
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Qatar Airways Cargo has today announced the launch of QR Express, a solution to deliver airport-to-airport air freight service for time critical shipments. QR Express is the latest addition to the cargo airline’s expanding portfolio of specialised services and products.
QR Express provides customers with the opportunity to book time-sensitive shipments via a quick and simple system that offers high boarding priority and rapid handling, ensuring speedy delivery of their cargo, the carrier said. Other key features include short and flexible close-outs, quick and dedicated ramp transfer (for express transit), as well as priority loading at origin and unloading at final destination and speedy retrieval at final destination (approximately 90mins).
“We are delighted to launch our QR Express service,” said Ulrich Ogiermann, Qatar Airways chief officer cargo. “We are committed to meeting our customers’ demand for the services they need, by investing in sophisticated technology, and a team of highly qualified staff. This new product enables our customers to ship time-sensitive cargo with the knowledge that transit time will be minimised. It will be an ideal solution for supply chain process and fast moving consumable goods.”
Qatar Airways Cargo’s terminal at Hamad International Airport offers state-of-the-art technology and service to its customers around the globe. Its exceptional Quick Ramp Transfer (QRT) has the fastest airline transfer at Doha, whilst its dedicated team is committed to ensuring all QR Express shipments are safely and timely transported on board, and delivered to destinations.
To date, Qatar Airways Cargo offers a range of specialty products, namely QR Pharma, QR Fresh and QR Equine, to ensure efficiency and compliance in the handling of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical and perishable cargo, as well as professional care and service to shipment of horses and other live animals.
The cargo airline also offers QR Charter, utilising its most modern freighter fleets in the sky comprised of B777, A330 freighters and B747-400BCF heavy cargo aircraft. The 112.5 tonne capacity on B747-400BCF aircraft enables the cargo airline to satisfy growing demand for outsized freight transportation from customers investing in significant infrastructure projects in the Middle East and throughout the world.