cargo is a crucial element in the global transport system that supports
international trade and the free flow of goods around the world,”
declared Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar
Al Baker announcing that scheduled services to Campinas, Brazil (VCP),
Santiago, Chile (SCL), Lima, Peru (LIM) and Bogotá, Colombia (BOG)
will join the airline’s global freighter network on January 16,
2020 and will be serviced by a Boeing 777 freighter.
“Our new routes in South America further reinforces
our position as one of the world’s leading air cargo providers,
operating one of the largest networks in the world with the youngest and
most environmentally efficient fleet in the industry,” Mr. Al Baker
The twice-weekly flights to Bogotá from Doha will operate
via Luxembourg and Miami, while the service from Bogotá to Doha
will operate via Liège, offering 200 tons on each sector.
Twice-weekly flights to Campinas from Doha will operate via
Luxembourg with the service from Campinas to Doha, operating via Santiago,
Lima, Dallas and Luxembourg, also offering 200 tons on each leg.
Passion of Dynamic Growth
Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo, Mr. Guillaume Halleux,
“We are very excited about our expansion in South America.
“The Americas are a very important market for us and
there is a huge demand for South American fresh produce in Asia.
“With the introduction of our twice-weekly Boeing 777
freighter services, we offer exporters in South America a direct route
for their cargo and a global network. Importers also stand to gain from
the huge capacity to bring in their cargo to South America.”
New Aircraft Aplenty
These new destinations will commence close on the heels of
the arrival just last week, on November 25, 2019 of the airline’s
twenty-first brand, spanking new Boeing 777 freighter.
The new freighter increased the airline’s freighter
fleet to 28 aircraft giving the Doha-based carrier a commanding lead over
every other airline.
Qatar Airways Cargo also has an order for five additional
Boeing 777 freighters, placed at the Paris Air Show 2019, with deliveries
starting from April 2020 onwards.
Extensive Plans For The Americas
General cargo, pharmaceuticals, and perishables will form
the majority of goods imported and exported to and from South America
along with some movements of live animals and high-value items like telecommunication
equipment, electronics and other valuable cargo.
QR has an extensive network in The Americas serving 18 freighter
and 13 belly-hold cargo destinations in the region. The carrier recently
completed a year of successful transpacific operations, now operating
four-times weekly freighters direct from Asia to North America.