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Posted On: 14 January 2020 10:09 am
Updated On: 3 March 2020 12:01 pm

Qatar Airways cargo announces freighters to Osaka, Japan

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Doha, January 13 - Qatar Airways Cargo announced the expansion of its cargo network in Asia Pacific with the launch of a twice weekly Boeing 777 freighter service to Osaka, Japan effective 14th January 2020. The Boeing 777 freighter will depart Doha on Tuesdays and Fridays each week, arriving in Osaka on the following day, and returning via Hong Kong. Approximately 400 tonnes of cargo capacity will be offered each way per week, benefitting importers and exporters with increased capacity on the route.

Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo Guillaume Halleux said "2019 has been a great year for Qatar Airways Cargo and we are glad to start 2020 with the announcement of freighters to Osaka, a major financial center in Japan. Japan is an important part of our network where we already operate daily passenger flights to both Haneda and Narita airports in the capital city, Tokyo. With direct flights to Osaka, our customers are offered dedicated freighter capacity for their cargo to and from Japan."

The airline has a strong belly-hold presence in Asia Pacific with 35 destinations served by the Qatar Airways passenger network and a freighter network of 10 destinations. The new destination , Osaka, will increase the carrier's freighter network in Asia Pacific to 11 destinations. Qatar Airways Cargo currently offers more than 500 tonnes of belly-hold cargo capacity each way to Haneda and Narita airports in Tokyo per week. Focusing on customer centricity, the cargo carrier is expanding its network globally. It recently announced a major expansion in South America with four new freighter destinations Campinas (Brazil), Santiago (Chile), Bogota (Colombia) launching on 16th January 2020 and Lima (Peru) launching soon.Five more Boeing 777 freighters will join its fleet from April 2020 onwards making it one of the largest freighter operators globally.

Source: QNA
Photo credit: Qatar Airways