Qatar Airways Cargo launches direct Bogota to Dallas Fort Worth freighter service

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Qatar Airways Cargo has introduced a weekly direct freighter service from Bogota, Colombia to Dallas, Texas using a Boeing B777F.

The freighter departs from Bogota International Airport (El Dorado International) on Mondays and flies to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

The freighter offers close to 100 tonnes of cargo capacity and will be transporting perishables like flowers, fruits, vegetables and coffee, as well as live animals, machinery and other general cargo destined for Dallas Fort Worth.

Guillaume Halleux, chief officer cargo at Qatar Airways, said: “The Americas is highly important for us and we have a strong presence in the region. Through this enhancement on the route, we are pleased to grow our existing partnership with Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

“Our customers in DFW now benefit from a direct freighter service to uplift perishables and other cargo directly from Colombia.”

John Ackerman, executive vice president of global strategy and development at Dallas Fort Worth, added: “Qatar’s service direct from Bogota to DFW reduces transit times for high-quality perishable goods by two to three days, extending shelf life for retailers and providing fresher products for consumers.

“This route adds a vital link to South American markets, enhances our global air cargo network and strengthens our ability to flow goods between Latin America and Asia.”

Qatar Airways Cargo serves the Americas with 14 freighter destinations and 14 bellyhold cargo destinations. The cargo carrier offers more than 5,300 metric tonnes of weekly cargo capacity each way, to and from the Americas.

By applying its Next Generation vision to all areas of its business, Qatar Airways Cargo aims to enhance its services and operations throughout the network.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]