Friday, June 21, 2024

LATAM touch down in Doha

The 30th November marked a special day for LATAM Cargo as an aircraft from the Group operated by LATAM Airlines Brazil landed in Doha, Qatar, transporting perishables from LATAM Cargo customers in South America to Asia and returning to Latin America with a load of electronics.  “Landing in Qatar for the first time is the […]

Qatar Airways Cargo prioritises essential medical supplies and aid relief

Qatar Airways Cargo has increased services around the world, operating freighters and freight-only passenger aircraft to ensure the continuity of global trade and transportation of essential supplies to where they are needed during this critical time. In the past month, the airline has transported over 50,000,000kg of medical and aid supplies to impacted regions around […]

Qatar Airways rolls out mail management system

Qatar Airways Cargo has rolled out an automated mail management system at more than 50 stations, supporting ever-growing volumes of e-commerce. The cargo carrier also signed an agreement with Descartes and integrated its Descartes vMail product with its in-house cargo management information system Cargo Reservations, Operations, Accounting and Management Information System (CROAMIS) for electronic data […]

Qatar Airways to add Gothenburg to its network

Qatar Airways will start flying between Gothenburg and Doha in December, providing export opportunities for companies in western Sweden. The five times a week flights will be launched on 12 December using a Boeing 787, providing belly hold cargo capacity for exports heading to destinations across Asia and Africa. Gothenburg Landvetter Airport is operated by […]

Chicago and Doha among the stellar performers

Cargo volumes at the 20 busiest airports grew by 6.8 per cent in 2017. These airports handled a combined 51 million tonnes, about 43 per cent of global air cargo volumes, writes Neil Madden. Of particular interest was the double-digit growth recorded by three of the top 20. Shanghai’s throughput was up 11.2 per cent, […]

Nothing will block Qatar Airways Cargo from growing

Even Qatar Airways admits the roll it is on, one it believes will continue beyond this year, is “amazing.” This view is based on exponential growth on all fronts, such as network, product, tonnage and fleet, Qatar Airways Cargo chief officer cargo, Guillaume Halleux tells Air Cargo Week. “Network-wide, our tonnage rose by 19 per […]

May day for new services

May 1 marks the commencement of IAG Cargo’s new route between London Gatwick and Toronto and a new link between Wales and Qatar. British Airways B777s will be utilised on the service, each giving some 18 tonnes of capacity. Operated three times a week, the expected traffic from the UK includes pharma, machinery and agricultural […]

Qatar Airways achieves QEP accreditation at five locations

Qatar Airways Cargo has received Qualified Envirotainer Provider Training and Quality Programme (QEP) accreditation at Amsterdam, Basel, Paris, Chicago and its hub in Doha, Qatar. The programme recognises air cargo carriers that operate Envirotainer containers in compliance with Good Distribution Practice (GDP), and the achievement proves Qatar Airways Cargo it credible in providing global customers […]

Qatar Airways helps Chilean cherry exports bloom in Asia

The cherry season bloomed again with Qatar Airways Cargo transporting over 1,400 tonnes of Chilean cherries between 13 November and 19 December on charter flights. The carrier operated 14 Boeing 777 Freighter flights from Santiago in Chile, all the way to Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong via its state-of-the-art Doha hub at Hamad International Airport. […]

Qatar becomes 1st carrier to launch freighter to Yangon

Qatar Airways Cargo has become the first international carrier to launch a freighter service to Yangon in Myanmar. The Doha-Yangon-Doha route is served once-a-week with the Airbus A330 Freighter, providing more than 60 tonnes of cargo capacity each way. Qatar Airways’ acting chief officer for cargo, Guillaume Halleux says: “We are delighted to launch our […]

Surge expected in 2018 as demand keeps growing

Following 17 per cent perishables growth so far in 2017, Qatar Airways senior vice president and acting chief officer for cargo, Guillaume Halleux is expecting a surge in demand in 2018, writes James Muir. The airline has transported over 135,000 tonnes of perishables to date, 17 per cent growth in 2016-17 compared to 2015-16, and […]

Qatar Boeing 777F touches down in Pittsburgh for 1st time

Qatar Airways Cargo’s new Boeing 777 Freighter service touched down at Pittsburgh International Airport last Thursday – its 13th freighter destination in the Americas. The twice-weekly freighter flight takes off from Doha on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with stops at Luxembourg and Atlanta, Georgia before arriving in Pittsburgh. On the return from Pittsburgh on Thursdays and […]

Qatar Airways firms up order for 2 Boeing 747-8Fs as part of $2.16bn spend

Qatar Airways has firmed up the order of two Boeing 747-8 Freighters and four 777-300ERs, which are valued at $2.16 billion at list prices. The carrier says this is a sign of its continued expansion and contribution to the US economy, and adds to its fleet of nearly 100 Boeing widebody aircraft and its more […]

Freight volumes up 8.9% in July, ACI reports

The Airports Council International (ACI) says in July freight volumes increased by 8.9 per cent fuelled by strengthening global trade and industrial production. On a year-to-date basis, global volume reached 8.4 per cent, which ACI notes drawing a particularly stark contrast with July 2016, where this number stood at 0.9 per cent. Most regions posted […]

ACI: Volumes to rise 7.4% over the next two years

The Airports Council International (ACI) forecasts in its latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Report that air cargo volumes will rise at rates averaging 7.4 per cent worldwide for the rest of the year and into 2018. ACI says over a two-year period, this growth will add up to an estimated 16.9 million additional tonnes by […]

Qatar becomes 1st carrier to launch Pittsburgh freighter service

Qatar Airways Cargo has become the first carrier to launch a freighter service to Pittsburgh in the US – bringing its Americas all-cargo network to 13. The fast-growing Qatari airline will start a twice-weekly Boeing 777 Freighter service on the route from 11 October. Pittsburgh is the 5th freighter destination in the Americas it has […]

Qatar Airways to deepen its South American presence further

Qatar Airways will expand its presence further into South America by launching belly flights to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, and Santiago in Chile early next year. The carrier will operate an Airbus A350-900 four flights a week between from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Rio de Janeiro, which will then go to Santiago. Qatar Airways Group chief executive, […]

Qatar flies Holstein cows from Europe to meet dairy demand

Qatar Airways Cargo has transported the country’s first two shipments of 230 Holstein cows from Europe on a Boeing 777F as part of a project to set up a new dairy industry in Qatar. These initial shipments are part of a 4,000-head herd that will be making their way to Qatar, as it looks to get […]

Qatar Airways flies oil and gas equipment to Brazil on charter flight

Qatar Airways Cargo transported over 80 tonnes of oil and energy equipment to Brazil on board its Boeing 777 Freighter for DHL Global Forwarding. The cargo was flown from Zhengzhou in China to Cabo Frio in Brazil, with technical stops at the airline’s hub in Doha, and Accra in Ghana. The collaboration was Qatar Airways’ […]

Doha’s Hamad International sees 19% growth in 1H of 2017

Doha’s Hamad International Airport (HIA) has posted strong year-on-year growth in cargo handling from January to June of 2017, making it its busiest six month period in its history. The Qatari airport handled 980,000 tonnes of cargo during the period and HIA’s cargo operations grew a significant 19 per cent compared to the same period […]

WFS to handle cargo for Qatar Airways at Stockholm Arlanda

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won a three year cargo handling contract with Qatar Airways in Stockholm for its Doha flights. The airline operates 13 flights a week between the Swedish capital and Doha, and WFS is expecting to handle 12,000 tonnes a year for Qatar Airways at its cargo centre at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, […]

Qatar chief Al Baker calls on ICAO to declare GCC blockade “illegal”

Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker has called on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to declare the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) blockade “illegal”. Last week, carriers in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates suspended flights to Doha, Qatar’s capital amid a diplomatic row, accusing them of funding terrorist organisations. […]

Some carriers suspend routes into Doha after Gulf diplomatic row

Airlines have suspended routes to and from Qatar after a diplomatic row has wreaked havoc with services of long-haul carriers. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain have cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar and closed their airspace. Qatar Airways said on its website today that is has stopped flights to Saudi Arabia, […]

ACE: Qatar to open a new cool chain facility and start Heathrow freighter

Qatar Airways Cargo will open a new Climate Control Centre (CCC) next month and is to start a weekly Airbus A330 Freighter service to London Heathrow Airport on 3 June. The announcements were made at air cargo europe in Munich today where the carrier held a press conference. The CCC is 2,470 square metres airside […]

Qatar Airways Cargo ups Pharma Express flights from Basel

Qatar Airways Cargo will start its fourth Pharma Express freighter service operating from Basel, effective from 8 May. The additional freighter brings the total Pharma Express flights to 10 each week, providing dedicated uplift for pharmaceuticals and healthcare products. The carrier recently increased its Pharma Express flights from both Basel and Brussels in February this year. […]

ECS Group grows its global footprint with Americas moves

French-headquartered general sales and service agent (GSSA) the ECS Group continues to grow its network with the latest expansion being in the Americas. ECS Group chief operating officer, Adrien Thominet (pictured) explains it has been focusing heavily on South America and indeed the Americas in general. “We already had Brazil, and Mexico and have opened […]

Qatar Airways Cargo starts freighter service to Phnom Penh

Qatar Airways Cargo started its first freighter service to Phnom Penh in Cambodia on 3 April using an Airbus A330 Freighter. It will operate on the Doha–Phnom Penh–Doha route once a week and will offer over 60 tonnes of cargo capacity each way. Garments represent the largest portion of Cambodia’s manufacturing sector and account for 80 […]

Qatar Airways takes delivery of 12th B777F

Qatar Airways Cargo has received its latest Boeing 777 Freighter in Doha – taking its freighter fleet to 21. Chief officer for cargo, Ulrich Ogiermann says: “The arrival of our newest Boeing 777 freighter comes at a time when we are consciously strategising our freighter network expansion this year, above and beyond the unprecedented demand and […]

Champion horses fly first class for Chi Al Shaqab with Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways Cargo has flown over 100 champion horses from Amsterdam for the annual CHI AL SHAQAB equestrian event in Doha. The horses flew on board a Boeing 777 Freighter for the event of jumping, dressage and para-dressage from 2 – 4 March. The CHI AL SHAQAB is the first equestrian competition of its kind […]

Tonnage surge of 20.8% at Doha’s Hamad International Airport

Hamad International Airport (HIA) saw airfreight (cargo and mail) grow significantly in 2016 by 20.8 per cent compared to 2015 reaching a new high of 1.7 million tonnes. During 2016, HIA says it invested in increasing its capacity, improving its product offering and redesigning its operational processes to efficiently accommodate the increasing traffic over the coming […]