Thursday, July 18, 2024

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

ACI: Hong Kong retains position as world’s busiest cargo hub in 2016

The world’s top 20 cargo airports grew 3.3 per cent in 2016 as air cargo markets experienced a revival in the second half of 2016, Airports Council International (ACI) revealed in its 2016 world airport traffic rankings. The top 20 handled 47.4 million tonnes between them, representing 44 per cent of global volumes between them. […]

Qatar Airways operates world’s longest flight to Auckland

Qatar Airways has extended its network with the first Doha – Auckland service, covering a distance of 14,535 kilometres in 17 hours 30 minutes – now the world’s longest flight. The daily Boeing 777 flight offers 116 tonnes of belly-hold capacity every week to support growing imports of raw, industrial and consumer materials into New […]

22% growth in perishables, but Qatar expects more in 2017

Perishable trade grew by 22 per cent in 2016 and Qatar Airways chief officer cargo, Ulrich Ogiermann (pictured below) tells Air Cargo Week (ACW) staff writer, James Muir that he expects the numbers to keep growing in 2017. Qatar Airways Cargo launched six new freighter services in 2016 to Dallas, Budapest, Ho Chi Minh City, […]

Qatar Airways connects Yerevan to network

Qatar Airways has added the Armenian capital of Yerevan to its network with four times a week Airbus A320 services, with 48 tonnes of bellyhold capacity weekly. The outbound flights will leave Doha’s Hamad International Airport at 20.30h on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, arriving at Yerevan’s Zvartnots International Airport at 00.40h the next day. […]

Qatar Airways Cargo speeds into the express market

Qatar Airways Cargo has launched an express services product QR Express – an on-demand service for urgent shipments. The carrier says it will deliver an airport-to-airport airfreight service for time critical shipments and it is the latest addition to the cargo airline’s expanding portfolio of specialised services and products. QR Express provides customers with the opportunity to […]

Qatar Airways launches cargo service to Boston

Qatar Airways has started a daily cargo service between Boston’s Logan International Airport and Hamad International Airport in Doha. All cargo is being transported on board the Airbus A350, as part of the airline’s daily, non-stop bellyhold service, which launched on 16 March. Boston becomes the airline’s 14th cargo destination in the Americas, with freighters operating to […]

ACI reveals top 20 cargo hubs for 2015

Most of the world’s top 20 airports saw at least small amounts of growth in 2015, with Hong Kong International Airport retaining the top spot, according to Airports Council International (ACI). The association says total cargo volumes including mail grew by 2.4 per cent and among the top 20 airports, only four saw a fall […]

Qatar to serve Bucharest twice daily

Qatar Airways has celebrated five years of flights to Romania by increasing services to Bucharest to twice daily from 1 August. The Airbus A320 flights from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Bucharest’s Henri Coanda International Airport will increase to 10 times a week from 2 June before going double daily from 1 August. Qatar Airways […]

Armenia among routes launched by Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways will start a four-times weekly bellyhold service between Doha and Yerevan, the capital of Armenia from 15 May. The airline says its expanding global reach, including its newest US destinations in 2016 of Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta, and significant growth of its modern fleet has enabled it to offer this new service to […]

Qatar Airways starts Doha – Durban belly route

Qatar Airways launched new bellyhold services between Doha’s Hamad International Airport and Durban International Airport on Thursday, 17 December 2015. The four-times-weekly service will be served by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner – further complementing the airline’s existing daily flights to Cape Town and double daily flights to Johannesburg. Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al […]

Qatar Airways becomes first carrier to fly A350 to the US

Qatar Airways has today become the first airline to fly the Airbus A350 to the US from Hamad International Airport to New York’s JFK International Airport. The carrier operates seven A350s and an eighth will join the fleet before the end of the year and is scheduled to fly daily to Philadelphia from 1 January […]

CHEP Aerospace Solutions awarded US and European repair certification

CHEP Aerospace Solutions has been awarded Part 145 certification for repair and maintenance of aviation equipment from both the Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency. The company says the certification will enable it to reduce fuel costs and its carbon footprint by repairing containers, pallets and galley carts at the station where […]

Qatar Airways teams up with Joanna Lumley for Nepal aid flight

Qatar Airways Cargo has shipped 5.3 tonnes of aid from the UK to Nepal for earthquake victims, with the help of UK actress and philanthropist, Joanna Lumley. The aid was collected through UK based Gurkha charities Lumley supports and included baby milk, high protein rice meals, toys, saucepans, sleeping bags, blankets and duvets. It was […]