QATAR AIRWAYS CARGO ADDS BELLY-HOLD CARGO CAPACITY TO ATLANTA, GEORGIA

QR Cargo has served Atlanta with Boeing 777 freighters for almost five years

Qatar Airways adds commercial service to Atlanta starting 1 June

01 Jun 2016

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, has increased its capacity to Atlanta, Georgia, with the launch of daily passenger flights to Atlanta on 1 June 2016.

The introduction of daily wide-body Boeing 777 passenger flights provides additional belly-hold capacity to the cargo carrier’s existing four times weekly freighter services between Doha and Atlanta. The carrier now offers a combined 744 tonnes of capacity per week on its Doha-Atlanta-Doha route, meeting the robust demand of the destination.

Qatar Airways Cargo currently operates dedicated freighters to six destinations in the Americas: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles and Mexico City; as well as belly-hold cargo space to 13 hubs in the Americas. 

Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo, Mr. Ulrich Ogiermann,  said: “There is enormous potential for growth in the Americas, as our rapid expansion in this market indicates. We started freighter services to Atlanta in November 2011, and we are excited to now launch passenger flights giving us extra cargo capacity into the world’s busiest airport. Our customers now have access to more capacity in addition to a network of more than 150 destinations via our state-of-the-art hub in Doha as well as innovative solutions for their cargo."

Meeting the high demand, Qatar Airways Cargo now offers a combined 744 tonnes of capacity per week on its Doha-Atlanta-Doha route.

Meeting the high demand, Qatar Airways Cargo now offers a combined 744 tonnes of capacity per week on its Doha-Atlanta-Doha route.

Atlanta is one of the six destinations in the Americas that Qatar Airways Cargo operates dedicated freighters to.

Atlanta is one of the six destinations in the Americas that Qatar Airways Cargo operates dedicated freighters to.

Qatar Airways Cargo’s portfolio of distinctive products currently includes QR Pharma, QR Fresh and QR Equine, offering efficiency and compliance in the handling of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical and perishable cargo, as well as professional care and service for the shipment of horses and other live animals. The cargo airline also offers QR Charter, utilising its most modern fleet of Boeing 777, Airbus A330 and Boeing 747 freighters.

The airline recently announced the launch of QR Express, a solution to deliver airport-to-airport air freight service for time-critical shipments. QR Express is the latest addition to the cargo airline’s expanding portfolio of specialised services and products, and provides customers with the opportunity to book time-sensitive shipments via a quick and simple system that offers high boarding priority and rapid handling, ensuring speedy delivery of their cargo. Other key features include short and flexible close-outs, quick and dedicated ramp transfer (for express transit), as well as priority loading at origin and unloading at final destination, and speedy retrieval at final destination (approximately 90 minutes).

About Qatar Airways Cargo:

Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, serves more than 50 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its state-of-the-art Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 185 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes eight Airbus 330, nine Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747-400 freighters. The cargo carrier recently won the prestigious 2016’s All-Cargo Carrier at the 33rd Cargo Airline of The Year awards event and the International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo at the Air Cargo India 2016 exhibition and conference.

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For further information contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 40222200, Fax: +974 40225350
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa
Website: www.qatarairways.com