Qatar Airways Cargo to add new US freighter route
21 / 12 / 2015
Qatar Airways Cargo will launch a new freighter route to Dallas/Fort Worth from Liege in early 2016 and more services can be expected as the year progresses.
The Doha-based airline will start the service on January 19 using a Boeing 777F to fly twice per week between the Belgian and US airports.
The service hopes to capitalise on growth in industries located in the Dallas area including; defence, financial services, information technology and data, life sciences, semiconductors, telecommunications, transportation, and processing.
Qatar’s space to Dallas will increase the 400 tonnes of export cargo capacity per month, currently transported as belly hold cargo on Qatar Airways’ passenger services, to 1,000 tonnes of exports a month.
Import capacity into Dallas will increase to a total of 300 tonnes per month.
Qatar Airways chief officer cargo Ulrich Ogiermann said the new service was the first of many.
“We are delighted to start 2016 with the addition of Dallas/Fort Worth to our network,” he said.
“This is just the beginning of our expansion plans for this year, which will see both our network and our fleet growing in size and strength.
“The US is a very important market for Qatar Airways Cargo and Dallas/Fort Worth is strategically well placed to give us further reach into the region.”