WFS wins Qatar Airways handling contract for Pittsburgh freighter
25 / 10 / 2017
Qatar Airways Cargo has appointed Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) to provide cargo handling for its new twice-weekly Being 777 freighter services to Pittsburgh.
The flight makes Qatar Airways the first international airline to begin a scheduled freighter service to the Pennsylvanian hub, and it becomes the Middle East airline’s fifth freighter destination to be launched in the Americas during 2017.
The freighter adds 200 tonnes of cargo capacity per week to the US state, complementing the 100 tonnes of weekly bellyhold cargo capacity on Qatar Airways’ daily wide-body Airbus A350 passenger flights to Philadelphia, the largest city in Pennsylvania.
The new route will connect Pittsburgh with European markets via a stop in Qatar Airways’ European hub in Luxembourg and onward destinations from its home base in Doha.
Barry Nassberg, group chief commercial officer of WFS, said: “We are delighted to be continuing to grow our international services for Qatar Airways and to be awarded this contract to support its latest new freighter route to and from the US.”