Qatar Airways to fly Bangladeshi garments to New York

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Qatar Airways Cargo and Expo Freight Logistics have signed an agreement for weekly scheduled charter services flying a Boeing 777 Freighter between Dhaka and New York loaded with garments.

Through the QR Charter service, Qatar Airways commenced services with more than 100 tonnes of cargo capacity on 13 May and will continue for a period of one year.

The majority of apparel exports out of Dhaka consist of sportswear, lingerie, loungewear, bridal wear, workwear, swimwear and children’s clothes and will be transported to New York for retailers in the USA.

Qatar Airways chief officer cargo, Guillaume Halleux says: “We are proud of our partnership with EFL and appreciate this long-term relationship, which demonstrates the trust placed by EFL in our services.

“Our expertise in freight charters enables us to customise our connectivity and services for our customers to most of the airports in the world. Utilising our renowned QR Charter service, we are able to offer tailor-made cargo solutions to our business partners.”

EFL founder and chairman, Hanif Yusoof adds: “We are pleased to announce this new service from Dhaka for our USA customers. Bangladesh has been a very attractive sourcing market for retailers and the development of better and faster supply chain solutions will further strengthen its reputation in the region.

“I would like to thank the team at Qatar Airways Cargo for their continued support and we look forward to developing more customised solutions for our key customers.”

Bangladesh is the second largest export of readymade garments and it is the country’s largest source of export earnings.