Cargo takes off at Hamad International Airport
03 / 03 / 2015
CARGOLUX and Etihad Airways have begun operating their air cargo services out of Hamad International Airport (HIA).
The flights carried out by the all-cargo European airline and the UAE flag-carrier comes after Qatar Airways Cargo’s new 77,000-sq m air cargo facility at the new airport handled its first shipment last December.
HIA’s cargo terminal will be capable of simultaneously handling 5,700 shipments and up to 1.4 million tonnes of cargo annually – until completion of the second terminal boosts capacity to 2.5 million tonnes, says a statement.
The split-level facility covering 55,000 sq m houses 11 wide-body aircraft standing bays, 42 loading docks and 31 landside truck-loading facilities.
Abdulaziz Al-Mass, senior public relations manager for both Doha International Airport (DIA) and HIA, states: “This milestone is a stepping stone in transferring all freight operations from DIA to HIA.”