Qatar Airways Cargo has increased its capacity to Atlanta (US) with the launch of daily bellyhold flights to Atlanta on 1 June 2016.
The world’s third largest international cargo carrier has served Atlanta with Boeing 777 freighters for almost five years.
The introduction of daily widebody Boeing 777 passenger flights provides additional belly-hold capacity to the cargo carrier’s existing four times weekly freighter services between Doha and Atlanta.
The carrier now offers a combined 744 tonnes of capacity per week on its Doha-Atlanta-Doha route, which it says meets the robust demand of the destination.
Qatar Airways Cargo currently operates dedicated freighters to six destinations in the Americas: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles and Mexico City; as well as bellyhold cargo space to 13 hubs in the Americas.
Qatar Airways chief officer for cargo, Ulrich Ogiermann says: “There is enormous potential for growth in the Americas, as our rapid expansion in this market indicates.
“We started freighter services to Atlanta in November 2011, and we are excited to now launch passenger flights giving us extra cargo capacity into the world’s busiest airport.
“Our customers now have access to more capacity in addition to a network of more than 150 destinations via our state-of-the-art hub in Doha as well as innovative solutions for their cargo.”
Qatar Airways Cargo’s portfolio of products includes QR Pharma, QR Fresh and QR Equine, QR Charter, and recently launched QR Express.