Qatar Cargo adds third weekly flight at Budapest Airport

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed September 30, 2016 16:49

Qatar Cargo adds third weekly flight at Budapest Airport

Qatar Airways Cargo will increase its weekly flights to three freighters between Doha and Budapest as of 7 October 2016. This comes after just six months of successful cargo flights between Qatar and Budapest, operated by Qatar Airways Cargo.

The additional freighter will operate on Fridays, while the other two freighters operate on Thursdays and Sundays. Flights will be performed by Airbus A300-200F aircraft that typically offers over 60 tonnes of cargo on each flight. The dedicated freighters will complement the existing belly-hold cargo capacity on Qatar Airways’ daily Airbus A320 flights. This month, Qatar Airways celebrated five years of direct scheduled services between Doha and Budapest.

CEO of Qatar Airways Cargo, Ulrich Ogiermann said: “Qatar Airways Cargo has experienced tremendous success with the twice-weekly freighters to Budapest, and strong support from our customers has created the demand to increase capacity by a further 50 percent, adding a third frequency only seven months after inaugurating services to the Hungarian capital. Budapest remains an important strategic hub for Qatar Airways Cargo, and our services maximise the potential of its geographical position in Eastern Europe. With consistently high loads, we move a wide range of high-value commodities, including automotive parts, machinery, and a growing amount of specialist temperature-controlled pharmaceuticals to various destinations, not only to the 54-strong exclusive freighter destinations that Qatar Airways Cargo serves, but also across six continents via the belly-hold of the Qatar Airways passenger fleet via its state-of-the-art cargo facility at Hamad International Airport in Doha.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed September 30, 2016 16:49