DOHA: January 27, 2016. Qatar Airways Cargo will begin A330 freighter services to Budapest, Prague and Ho Chi Minh in March 2016 - increasing the airline’s all-cargo destinations in Europe to 14 and in Asia/Pacific to six.
Services from Doha to Ho Chi Minh will operate on Thursdays and Saturdays and will provide 120 tonnes of cargo capacity to and from the city per week, in addition to 72 tonnes a week bellyhold capacity on daily passenger flights.
The new Doha – Budapest – Prague service will depart from Doha on Thursdays and Sundays providing 120 tonnes of capacity split between the two markets.
“We are delighted to announce our network expansion in Asia/Pacific and Eastern Europe,” said Ulrich Ogiermann, Qatar Airways chief officer Cargo. “We have identified a definite gap in the market in these regions and we look forward to supporting local businesses in the areas with a more robust service connecting them to our wider global network.”
Qatar Airways Cargo’s network expansion for 2016 began in January with the launch of a new freighter destination to Dallas/Fort Worth, taking the airline’s number of freight destinations in the U.S. to 13. In addition, a fourth-weekly freighter began serving Los Angeles on January 19, complementing the new passenger service, which commenced January 01.
The airline now flies 16 freighters to 52 dedicated-cargo destinations in addition to belly capacity on passenger aircraft to more than 150 destinations worldwide.