Qatar Airways Cargo

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Qatar Airways Cargo
القطرية للشحن الجوي
IATA ICAO Callsign
QR QTR QATARI
Founded November 22, 1993 (1993-11-22)
Commenced operations January 20, 1994 (1994-01-20)
Hubs
Focus cities
Fleet size 21[1]
Destinations 54[2]
Parent company Qatar Airways
Headquarters Qatar Airways Towers,
Doha, Qatar

Qatar Airways Cargo is the world's third largest cargo carrier and serves 54 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its state-of-the-art Doha Hamad International Airport hub. Utilising a dedicated freighter fleet of eight Airbus A330, eleven Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747 freighter together with Qatar Airways passenger fleet to deliver freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on over 190 aircraft

History[edit]

Qatar Airways Cargo, the airline's freight branch, is the world's third largest international cargo carrier.[3] It has ordered three Boeing 777F.[4] The first Boeing 777F was delivered to the airline in on May 14, 2010, and has freight facilities able to handle 750,000 tonnes of cargo per annum during its first development phase. The Boeing 777F will be used primarily on Qatar Airways' Far East and European routes and will be supplemented by Airbus A300-600F freighters operating on regional routes feeding the airline's hub.

Dedicated cargo flights to Cairo International Airport were launched in June 2009 complementing the passenger services already operated.[5]

On August 18, 2010, the airline launched its first US dedicated cargo service from its hub in Doha to Chicago-O'Hare with a stop-over in Amsterdam, Netherlands using Boeing 777 freighter aircraft.[6]

On March 13, 2013, Qatar Airways Cargo first of three A330F was delivered provided on lease from BOC aviation replacing A300-600F.[7][8]

Global Supply Systems operated three Boeing 747-8F aircraft under a wet lease arrangement for British Airways World Cargo until BA terminated the contract early on January 17, 2014.[9] An agreement with Qatar Airways to operate flights for IAG Cargo using Boeing 777F was announced on the same day.[10]

On March 18, 2015, Qatar Airways Cargo announced that starting April 4, 2015 will launch a twice-weekly Boeing 777 Freighter service to Los Angeles which will become Qatar Airways Cargo’s fourth US freighter destination alongside Houston, Chicago and Atlanta.[11]

On December 27, 2016, Qatar Airways Cargo has announced that it will launch freighter operations to four new destinations in the Americas, Boeing 777 freighters will fly twice a week to the South American cities of Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Quito* and the North American city of Miami. starting 2 February 2017.[12]

Current fleet[edit]

As of December 2016, the Qatar Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft :[13]

Qatar Airways Cargo Fleet
Qatar Airways cargo fleet
Aircraft In Service Order F J Y Total Notes
Airbus A330-200F 8[14] N/A
Boeing 747-400BCF 2[14] N/A Leased from MyCargo.[15]
Boeing 777F 11[16] 5 N/A
Total 21 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Fleet | Qatar Airways Global". Qatarairways.com. Retrieved 2017-01-07. 
  2. ^ "Route Map". Qrcargo.com. Retrieved 2017-01-07. 
  3. ^ Johnston, Rae. "The New Airbus A350 Is Now Flying To Australia". gizmodo.com.au. 
  4. ^ "Qatar Airways Takes Delivery of Boeing 777 Freighter - May 19, 2010". Boeing.mediaroom.com. 2010-05-19. Retrieved 2017-01-07. 
  5. ^ Thepeninsulaqatar.com Archived March 21, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Qatar Airways to begin Chicago freighter service". AMEinfo.com. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Qatar Airways receives its first A330-200F cargo aircraft | Airbus Press release". Airbus.com. Retrieved 2017-01-07. 
  8. ^ "Press Release". Qatarairways.com. Retrieved April 24, 2015. 
  9. ^ Rohit T.K. (January 17, 2014). "Atlas Air loses contract with British Airways, shares dive". Reuters. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  10. ^ "IAG Cargo signs freight deal with Qatar Airways". IAG Cargo. January 17, 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Press Release - Qatar Airways". Archived from the original on September 4, 2015. Retrieved April 24, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Press Release". Qatar Airways. Retrieved 2017-01-07. 
  13. ^ "Our Fleet | Qatar Airways Global". Qatarairways.com. Retrieved 2017-01-07. 
  14. ^ a b "Qatar Airways Fact Sheet" (PDF). Qatar Airways. Qatar Airways. June 2016. Retrieved June 6, 2016. 
  15. ^ Harris, David. "Qatar Airways goes big in the charter market". Cargo Facts. Retrieved 2017-01-07. 
  16. ^ "777 Model Summary". Boeing Commercial Airplanes. April 2016. Retrieved June 6, 2016.