The cargo carrier was recognised for its leadership and innovation in the air freight industry
DOHA, Qatar – It was a proud moment for Qatar Airways Cargo as the cargo carrier received the International Cargo Airline of the Year award at the STAT Times gala awards night held last week at Mumbai’s Grand Hyatt Hotel. The biennial awards ceremony was held in conjunction with the seventh edition of Air Cargo India exhibition and conference.
The STAT Times International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo recognises cargo carriers who have made immense progress and introduced innovations in the air freight industry while enhancing customer experience which is core to every business. The winners were selected through the online voting system by STAT Times readers.
Acting Chief Officer Cargo, Mr. Guillaume Halleux, collected the award on behalf of the cargo carrier. Commenting on this proud achievement, Mr. Halleux expressed his gratitude to all customers and staff: “Customer-centricity is core to our business, and it is for our global customers and employees that we strive to build our success upon the foundation of service excellence and innovation. Our business partners and dedicated team at Qatar Airways Cargo are the ones who made this achievement possible, and we extend special thanks to them.
"Receiving this accolade accentuates our resilience in the face of challenges and our commitment in building customers’ trust and confidence. Qatar Airways Cargo has come a long way to become one of the leading international cargo carriers globally and we will continue to seek new opportunities to invest and grow our business, benefitting the entire air cargo industry.”
With belly-hold services to 13 destinations and freighters to seven destinations in India, Qatar Airways Cargo is expanding its footprint in the country, a major market for the cargo carrier. Qatar Airways Cargo offers businesses in India efficient connections to Africa, Europe and the Americas via its world-class Doha hub.
The world’s third largest cargo carrier has a wealth of experience in the air freight business and offers cargo capacity on a young and modern fleet of 23 freighters including belly-hold services to a global network using more than 180 passenger aircraft. Qatar Airways Cargo also offers distinctive products, namely QR Pharma, QR Live, QR Charter and QR Express offering efficiency and compliance in the handling of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical cargo, transportation of live animals as well as time-critical shipments.
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About Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fastest-growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2017/18, including Canberra, Australia; Penang, Malaysia and Cardiff, UK and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was recently named ‘Airline of the Year’ by the 2017 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘World’s Best Business Class,’ ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’
Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 4,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.
Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cups, reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message - Going Places Together.
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, serves more than 60 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally with more than 200 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes eight Airbus A330 freighters, 13 Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747-8 freighters.
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Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200