The addition of the freighter service increases the weekly cargo capacity to 900 tons from Saudi Arabia.
Qatar Airways Cargo has commenced freighter operations to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, effective 1 November 2022. The Boeing 777 freighter operates twice a week, offering cargo capacity of 100 tons per flight.
The cargo carrier serves the cities of Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Qassim and Medina, with a total of 96 passenger flights every week, offering its customers belly-hold cargo capacity on these flights. The addition of freighter services to and from Riyadh will boost the cargo capacity, increasing the total belly and main deck capacity to more than 900 tons per week to Saudi Arabia and over 900 tons from Saudi Arabia.
Riyadh is the capital and largest city in Saudi Arabia. The majority of the imports and exports consist of general cargo, followed by valuable/vulnerable cargo and live animals.
Qatar Airways Cargo has a large footprint in the Middle East and serves over 22 passenger and freighter destinations in the region. Cargo capacity is also set to increase to and from other Middle Eastern cities, as the airline increases its flights from 37 to 39 for Kuwait, and from 8 to 10 for Muscat by adding two A310 freighters per week to each of these cities.
The cargo carrier recently launched its Next Generation strategy, with digitalization as a key pillar. Qatar Airways Cargo has also pioneered its next generation Digital Experience platform with a revamped, comprehensive, and intuitive cargo customer portal called Digital Lounge bringing in added value to the airline’s customers, offering better engagement and interaction, increased productivity and time management, as well as better visibility, transparency and performance monitoring. Qatar Airways Cargo will be focusing on enhancing many of its services including booking, tracking and tracing, account management, and reporting.
About Qatar Airways Cargo
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s leading international air cargo carrier is based in Doha, State of Qatar. It serves a global network of more than 60 freighter destinations and 150 passenger destinations utilizing freighters and belly-hold passenger flights. The airline’s freighter fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, two Boeing 747-400 freighters, 26 Boeing 777 freighters and one Airbus 310 freighter. It also has an extensive road feeder service (RFS) network.
With considerable investments in its products, services, quality handling, infrastructure, facilities, people and procedures at each of its destinations, the cargo carrier provides high operating standards for the transportation of cargo. Qatar Airways Cargo remains committed to sustainability and giving back to communities it serves through its sustainability program WeQare, built on the key pillars of sustainability: environment, society, economy and culture.
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