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QR launches Stavanger freighter

PRESS RELEASE

October 21, 2014: Qatar Airways Cargo today announced the launch of freighters to Stavanger in Norway, effective 3 November 2014.

Stavanger will be served once a week by an Airbus A330F freighter, with the freighter making a stop at Brussels before heading to Stavanger Airport and then returning to Doha.

"We are very excited to be the first carrier to operate scheduled freighters into the Norwegian energy capital of Stavanger. This new route will allow us to cater to the strong import and export demand in this city and will facilitate trade between the State of Qatar and Norway," Mr. Ulrich Ogiermann, Chief Officer Cargo at Qatar Airways said. "We already operate freighters to Oslo in Norway and are glad to introduce this new route, in line with our customers' demands."

Mr. Leif Anker Lorentzen, Airport Director Stavanger Airport, Sola, said: "As the oil and gas capital of Norway, and one of the world's leading energy cities, we focus on improving our relations and our connectivity to the Middle East. The establishment of a new freight route by Qatar Airways Cargo between Stavanger to the world's oil and gas regions, will enable us to create more valuable relationships and do better business in the future."

The airline received its seventh Boeing 777 freighter on 2 October 2014, bringing up the total freighter fleet to 10.

Given the increase in imports and exports to India, a third A330 freighter frequency will be added to the Doha-Delhi route, effective 30 October 2014, just months after the launch of the first freighter to Delhi on 4 May.

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