Qatar Cargo looks to benefit from expanded summer network

Source: Qatar Cargo

Qatar Airways Cargo is expecting to benefit from the addition of passenger flights to Haneda, Nice, Manama and Sarajevo, as well as the continued expansion of Middle East operations.

Qatar Airways relaunched passenger flights to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport last week utilising an A350-900 aircraft.

“The reintroduced passenger flights bring the total weekly tonnage available to and from Japan to 600 tonnes each way,” the cargo airline said.

“General cargo makes up for the vast majority of exports from Tokyo, followed by vulnerable cargo and dangerous goods. As for imports, they consist of general cargo, fish, seafood, fruits and vegetables.”

Meanwhile, from May 30, Qatar Airways started four weekly passenger Airbus A320 flights from Doha to Sarajevo with six tonnes of weekly cargo capacity.

Commodities mainly consist of general cargo and also include vulnerable cargo and pharmaceuticals.

Flights to Nice were relaunched on May 9 with Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

“Exports comprising of general cargo, dangerous goods, pharmaceuticals while on the imports front, general cargo, dangerous goods, vulnerable cargo and other types of cargo are flown in to Nice,” the carrier said.

“With freighters to Lyon and Paris and belly-hold flights to Nice and Paris, [our] weekly cargo capacity to and from France increases to 1,100 tonnes each way,” Qatar Cargo said in a press release.

Meanwhile, daily flights to Bahrain started on May 25 and will provide cargo customers with 11 tonnes of cargo space on the A320 passenger flights each week, each way.

“In addition, Qatar Airways Cargo has also expanded its network in the Middle East, effective May,” the carrier added.

This includes two Boeing 777 freighters to Dammam, bringing the weekly tonnage to 350 tonnes each way.

“A new freighter frequency was also introduced to Riyadh, bringing the total frequencies to five Boeing 777 freighters each week on top of the quadruple daily passenger flights, providing over 850 tonnes of cargo capacity each way to and from Riyadh.”

Guillaume Halleux, chief officer cargo at Qatar Airways, said: “The relaunch of flights to these destinations as well as the increased frequencies offer our customers direct and increased capacity to these destinations.”

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]