Qatar Airways Cargo has increased the frequency of its flights
Doha: Qatar Airways Cargo has further strengthened its growing network, with increased flight frequencies to multiple popular destinations in the Middle East, Europe and Americas, which will benefit its customers’ businesses worldwide to meet to growing demand this winter.
Guillaume Halleux, Chief Officer Cargo, said: “We are always ready to adapt to the needs of our customers and there is great potential for growth in many regions, as indicated by our winter timetable changes. We are happy to introduce frequency upgrades and give our customers access to more direct capability that will ultimately benefit their business. In line with our Next Generation strategy, we will always put the customer at the heart of everything we do by continuing to invest in our fleet, infrastructure, network, products, services and technology.
Qatar Airways Cargo flies to more than 20 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East. The carrier recently launched a new cargo service to Saudi Arabia’s capital and largest city, Riyadh, operating Boeing 777 freighters twice a week, with a cargo capacity of 100 tons each way, per flight. Cargo capacity is also expected to increase to and from other Middle Eastern cities as the airline increases its flights from two to four for Kuwait and from one to three for Muscat by adding two A310 freighters per week to each of these cities.
In Europe, the cargo carrier offers its air cargo services to and from 48 destinations, operating both hold cargo and freighter services. The carrier recently opened two new freight stations in Athens, Greece, and Vienna, Austria. Qatar Airways Cargo will operate once a week a Boeing 777 freighter to Athens with 100 tons of freighter capacity each way, per flight and once a week an A310 freighter to Vienna, with more than 35 tons of freighter capacity each way , per flight. Effective November 15, Qatar Airways Cargo also introduced hold cargo services to Düsseldorf, expanding its network in the European region. The launch of daily flights between the two cities increases cargo capacity from Germany to more than 1,500 tons per trip, every week.
The carrier will also increase its flights to Amsterdam by adding three weekly cargo flights starting November 5 and three weekly passenger flights starting December 23. Finally, in the Americas, the airline covers 21 passenger and cargo destinations and has introduced an additional frequency to Chicago increasing its cargo flights from 10am to 11am in addition to daily passenger service. Qatar Airways Cargo is increasing the frequency of flights as follows: Muscat – from one to three per week; Kuwait – two to four per week; Amsterdam – 11am-2pm weekly; and Chicago – 10-11 a.m. weekly. Qatar Airways Cargo’s new freight stations are: Riyadh – zero to two per week; Athens – zero to one week; and Vienna, from zero to one per week.