Qatar Airways Cargo to add South American flights

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Qatar Airways Cargo will expand South American services with new flights to Brazil, Chile, Peru and Colombia from 16 January.

The flights will use Boeing 777 freighters, with twice-weekly services Bogota from Doha operating via Luxembourg and Miami, with the return operating via Liege.

Twice-weekly flights to Campinas from Doha will go via Luxembourg, returning via Santiago, Lima, Dallas and Luxembourg, offering 200 tonnes on each leg.

The destinations will come on the heels of the arrival Qatar Airways Cargo’s 21st 777F on 25 November.

His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, chief executive of Qatar Airways Group says: “Air cargo is a crucial element in the global transport system that supports international trade and the free flow of goods around the world. The addition of these four new routes in South America further reinforces our position as one of the world’s leading air cargo providers, operating one of the largest networks in the world with the youngest and most environmentally efficient fleet in the industry.”

Guillaume Halleux, chief officer cargo of Qatar Airways says: “We are very excited about our expansion in South America. The Americas are a very important market for us and there is a huge demand for South American fresh produce in Asia. With the introduction of our twice-weekly Boeing 777 freighter services, we offer exporters in South America a direct route for their cargo and a global network. Importers also stand to gain from the huge capacity to bring in their cargo to South America.”