ETW Staff– Mumbai
Qatar Airways Cargo has announced it will begin scheduled dedicated freighter services to two new destinations; Hyderabad (India) and London Stansted (UK), and that it will also re-start services to Zaragoza (Spain).
Ulrich Ogiermann, chief officer cargo, Qatar Airways, said, “Our goal is to be a world-class air cargo service provider and in order to achieve that goal, we need to constantly increase frequencies and expand our number of destinations, so that our customers can benefit from our global reach,”
“The addition of these new freighter routes clearly represent yet another milestone in Qatar Airways’ growth strategy. We will take delivery of three new freighter aircraft in the course of 2014; two B777F and one A330-F,” he added.
Hyderabad will be the first new destination to be added to the Qatar Airways Cargo network, which will start on April 1, 2014 with bi- weekly service, using the A330 freighter. Main exports from Hyderabad will include IT products and pharmaceuticals. Qatar Airways already operates a daily passenger flight between Doha and Hyderabad.”
Effective May 2. 2014, Qatar Airways Cargo will begin five weekly Boeing 777 freighter flights to London Stansted. Renowned for its operational capacity and infrastructure quality, Stansted is one of the largest freight hubs in the UK and home to an international cargo operation that transports more than 200,000 tonnes of goods annually to destinations worldwide.
Qatar Airways Cargo is also resuming services to Zaragoza. The scheduled bi-weekly Airbus A330 freighter service will commence on March 1, 2014. Textiles, agricultural products, footwear, automobile and pharmaceuticals are the major commodities expected to ship from Zaragoza.