Qatar Airways Cargo announced the expansion of its cargo network in the Asia Pacific with the launch of a twice weekly Boeing 777 freighter service to Osaka, Japan effective this week.
The Boeing 777 freighter will depart Doha on Tuesdays and Fridays each week, arriving in Osaka the following day, and returning via Hong Kong. Approximately 200 tonnes of cargo capacity will be offered each way per week, an advantage for importers and exporters with increased capacity on the route.
Qatar Airways Chief Officer for Cargo, Guillaume Halleux said that 2019 has been a great year for Qatar Airways Cargo and they are glad to start 2020 with the announcement of freighters to Osaka, a major financial centre in Japan.
Japan is an important part of our network where we already operate daily passenger flights to 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 over 250 tonnes of belly-hold cargo capacity each way to Haneda and Narita airports in Tokyo per week. The new freighters to Osaka will boost cargo capacity to over 450 tonnes weekly to and from Japan. General cargo, hi-tech goods, electronics, pharmaceuticals and perishables will form the majority of exports and imports on the route.
Qatar Airways Cargo has an extensive scheduled road transport network offering alternative routes to over 290 airports around the world. Overnight truck routes are available connecting Osaka with Tokyo Haneda, Tokyo Narita and Nagoya Chubu, six days a week.
2019 was a successful year for Qatar Airways Cargo and the carrier wrapped up the year with an extremely busy peak season helping deliver cargo for its global customers all around the network.
Focusing on customer centricity, the cargo carrier is expanding its network globally. It recently announced major expansion in South America with four new freighter destinations: Campinas (Brazil), Santiago (Chile), Bogotá (Colombia) and Lima (Peru).
Five more Boeing 777 freighters will join its fleet from April 2020 onwards, making it one of the largest freighter operators globally.
For more information, visit qrcargo.com.