Qatar Airways Cargo has started freighter services to Guadalajara, Mexico expanding its network in the Americas, serving the destination with a Boeing 777 Freighter.
Guadalajara services started on 6 January, with twice-weekly freighters departing from Macau to Los Angeles and onward to Mexico City then to Guadalajara, before departing for Doha via Liege.
Guadalajara is the capital and largest city of the state of Jalisco, and it has the third largest economy and industrial infrastructure in Mexico.
Major exports consist of perishables and general cargo, while general cargo will form the majority of imports.
Guillaume Halleux, chief officer cargo at Qatar Airways says: “We have had a very successful 2018. Our customers have welcomed the transpacific route, which is a faster solution over the Pacific for Asian exports destined for the Americas, and we are delighted to add Guadalajara as another stop on this route.
“The twice-weekly freighter offers significant capacity into and out of this destination and is an important addition to our expanding network of more than 60 freighter destinations. The launch of this freighter service to Guadalajara not only provides a consistent and reliable service, but also contributes to economic and trade growth in Mexico.”
In 2018, cargo volumes at Qatar Airways increased 10% with exports growing 14% and transhipments by 12% over the previous year.
In addition to launching freighter services to Macau and transpacific freighter flights, Qatar Airways has added belly-hold cargo capacity to several key destinations and has also received two new Boeing 777 Freighters.