Air, Freight News

Five new freighters for Qatar

[ June 24, 2019   //   ]

Qatar Airways Cargo announced an order for five Boeing 777 freighters at the Paris Air Show on 19 June.

The carrier said the new planes would “give a huge boost to its capacity, enabling it to add new freighter routes while also increasing capacity on key trade lanes”.

The new routes – Chicago to Singapore, Hanoi to Dallas and Singapore-Los Angeles- Mexico City – are in addition to the existing Macau – Los Angeles service launched six months ago.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “It will increase our Boeing 777 freighter fleet by a full 20%, enabling us to further develop our business and offer new customers the chance to experience a truly first-class logistics service. This is an order that will propel our growth and, I firmly believe, confirm us as the leading cargo operator in the world.”