Posted on May 21, 2018

Qatar Airways Cargo wrapped up a highly successful participation at Air Cargo China 2018, where it launched its first brand video in the cargo carrier’s history and unveiled its redesigned exhibition stand. The brand video launch event was attended by key media as well as the cargo carrier’s customers, and drew many visitors to its booth.

Recognising the carrier’s investments and innovation in air freight and supply chain, Qatar Airways Cargo was awarded the 'Best Air Cargo Carrier - Middle East' award at the Asian Freight Logistics & Supply Chain Awards event held during Air Cargo China. This award is a strong indicator of the cargo carrier’s leadership and success and a firm recognition of its commitment to its customers.

Commenting on the remarkable win, Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo, Mr. Guillaume Halleux, expressed gratitude to the cargo carrier’s customers and staff: “We continue to thrive and make great strides in air cargo, keeping customers at the core of our business. I am humbled to receive this award and at the same time proud of all that we have achieved together as a team. We thank our customers for their continued support, as well as our staff for their immense dedication. We will build further upon our success with service excellence as the foundation, always ensuring that our customers’ needs are at the heart of our business.”

One of the world’s leading cargo carriers, Qatar Airways Cargo has added a number of key freighter destinations and enhanced its products and services. Some of its major milestones in 2017-18 include:

·        Launch of the 2,470 square-metre Climate Control Centre, a specialised transit facility for temperature-controlled shipments

·        Expansion of its QR Pharma network, covering more than 70 destinations globally

·        Opening of a dedicated transit facility for courier and mail products

·        Launch of services to ten belly-hold and four freighter destinations.

·        First international cargo carrier to launch dedicated freighters to Yangon and Pittsburgh

·        Addition of the 13th Boeing 777F and two Boeing 747-8Fs to its freighter fleet

Perhaps the most outstanding achievement of 2017, was the role Qatar Airways Cargo played to break the impact of the illegal blockade imposed on the people of Qatar. Overnight, the cargo carrier deployed a vast fleet of owned and leased aircraft to restore national food and commercial supplies, while managing the logistics, warehousing and distribution to ensure supermarkets and businesses were fully stocked. They did this while maintaining service levels to their regular customers.

The cargo carrier is investing significantly in fleet and network expansion. With a fleet of 23 freighters, a further two Boeing 777 freighters will join the airline’s fleet this year providing increased capacity to the growing import and export market. The recent announcement of five additional Boeing 777 freighters will allow the cargo carrier to reach untapped markets globally. The award-winning carrier will also provide belly-hold cargo capacity to a string of upcoming passenger destinations to be launched by the airline, including London Gatwick, United Kingdom; Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta; Cebu and Davao, Philippines; Langkawi, Malaysia; Da Nang, Vietnam; Bodrum and Antalya, Turkey; Mykonos, Greece and Málaga, Spain.

Qatar Airways Cargo was recently awarded the acclaimed “Global Carrier of the Year” at the STAT Times Air Cargo India awards event held in February this year, recognising its continued drive and emphasis on delivering the highest levels of service in the air cargo industry.