Qatar Airways expands freighter fleet to 16 aircraft

Qatar Airways Cargo Airbus A330F

Qatar Airways Cargo has increased its fleet, having taken delivery of its seventh Airbus A330 Freighter and its first Boeing 747 Freighter.

The new aircraft will be used on routes to the Indian cities of Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai, as well as Bahrain, Brussels and London’s Stansted Airport. Qatar now has 16 freighters in its fleet, of which seven are A330s, eight are Boeing 777 Freighters, and one B747F. It plans to have 21 freighters by 2017.

Qatar Airways chief officer cargo, Ulrich Ogiermann says: “We are delighted to welcome the seventh Airbus A330F and our first Boeing 747F nose loader to our growing freighter fleet.”

“The arrival of this new aircraft brings our total fleet up to 16 freighters and is an important addition to the airline at a time when we are experiencing unprecedented growth.”

“Increasing our capacity in tandem with increasing our network reach is an essential part of our strategy for the coming years and we expect to have a total of 21 freighters in our fleet by 2017.”