Qatar Airways Cargo plans South American expansion

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com December 2, 2019 11:33

Qatar Airways Cargo plans South American expansion

Qatar Airways Cargo is announcing major expansion of services in South America.  

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 16 January 2020 and will be serviced by a Boeing 777 freighter.

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 tonnes on each leg.

The 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 tonnes on each leg.

These new destinations will commence close on the heels of the arrival of a brand new Boeing 777 freighter in December 2019 that will increase the airline’s freighter fleet to 28 aircraft.

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.

Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “Air cargo is a crucial element in the global transport system that supports international trade and the free flow of goods around the world. The addition of these four 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.”

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com December 2, 2019 11:33