LONDON – Qatar Airways and its cargo arm, Qatar Airways Cargo have introduced increased flight frequencies to multiple popular destinations in the Middle East, Europe and Americas that will benefit its customers’ business globally to meet growing demand this winter season.
Guillaume Halleux, chief officer of Qatar Airways Cargo, said, “We are always ready to adapt to our customer needs and there is a great potential for growth in many regions as our winter schedule changes indicates.
We are happy to introduce frequency upgrades and give our customers access to more direct capacity which will ultimately benefit their business. In line with our Next Generation strategy, we will always put customer at the heart of everything we do by continuing to invest in our fleet, infrastructure, network, products, service and technology.”
Boosting Its Network
The carrier has increased services to many destinations around the world this winter to meet growing demand for the winter season.
Middle Eastern Operations
Qatar Airways Cargo, is set to increase its services to Kuwait, operating 4x weekly instead of its usual 2x, and is also increasing frequencies to Muscat by adding an extra two services, from once weekly to three times weekly. A mix of A310 (leased) and B777 freighter aircraft will be operated on these services.
They also recently launched a freighter service to Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, operating Boeing 777 freighters twice a week, with 100 tonnes cargo capacity each way, per flight.
In Europe, the cargo carrier offers its air freight services to and from 48 destinations, operating both, belly-hold cargo services as well as freighters. The carrier recently launched two new bases for cargo operations in Athens, Greece and Vienna, Austria.
Qatar Airways Cargo will operate once a week Boeing 777 freighter to Athens with 100 tonnes of cargo capacity each way, per flight and once a week A310 freighter to Vienna, with over 35 tonnes of cargo capacity each way, per flight.
The carrier has also introduced belly-hold services to Düsseldorf, once again expanding its operations in the European region. The launch of the daily flights between the two cities increases cargo capacity to Germany to over 1,500 tonnes each way, each week.
Finally, the cargo carrier has also increased its flights to Amsterdam, The Netherlands by adding three weekly freighter flights and three weekly passenger flights effective Dec. 23.
Qatar Airways Cargo, covers 21 passenger and freighter destinations in the Americas.
It has introduced additional services to Chicago increasing its freighter flights from 10 weekly to 11 weekly in addition to a daily passenger service.
Qatar Airways, has recently been boosting up its network for the winter season, with some of the increase being a result of high demand for the long-anticipated and upcoming FIFA World Cup.
On the increase, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, stated:
“Qatar Airways continues to enhance its schedule and network by increasing frequencies to many key destinations across the world.”
“This increase will provide even greater choice to our business and leisure passengers, who can connect seamlessly via the World’s Best Airport, Hamad International Airport, to more than 150 global destinations.”
The Qatar Airways group has a very busy winter ahead of them with all of their recently announced increases on their cargo and passenger operations