Qatar Airways Cargo is to launch flights to
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 11
will be Qatar Airways Cargo’s fifth freighter destination in the
Americas launched this year.
Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo,
Mr. Ulrich Ogiermann, said, “Qatar Airways Cargo takes great pride
in adding another freighter destination to our expanding network
in the Americas, which is a significant market for us. We believe
that air freight is a key enabler of international trade. Through
the announcement of Pittsburgh as our thirteenth freighter
destination in the Americas, we have taken our commitment to the
business community, freight forwarders and shippers in the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to a new level.”
Qatar Airways Cargo currently transports over 100 tonnes of
belly-hold cargo each week on the daily wide-body A350 passenger flights to Philadelphia, the largest city in Pennsylvania.
introduction of freighters to Pittsburgh will inject an additional
200 tonnes of weekly capacity, offering businesses in the city and
the wider region with direct air freight service to the cargo
carrier’s global network.
International Airport Chief Executive Officer Ms. Christina
Cassotis said, "Qatar Airways all-cargo flights mark the first
time this region has had a dedicated international air cargo
service. Qatar Airways Cargo has presented a huge opportunity for
our region. We'd like to thank our partners at Qatar Airways Cargo
for recognising the economic opportunity in Pittsburgh."
The introduction of twice-weekly
Boeing 777 freighter services will complement and enhance Qatar
Airways Cargo’s existing service to the United States. The new
Doha-Luxembourg-Atlanta-Pittsburgh-Luxembourg-Doha route will not
only connect Pittsburgh with European markets via the cargo
carrier’s European hub in Luxembourg, but also link trade
businesses in Asia and Middle East through an easy transit at its
state-of-the-art home base in Doha, Qatar.
located in Allegheny County in the western part of Pennsylvania,
is known as the “Steel City” for its many steel-related
businesses. The manufacturing sector in Pittsburgh has diversified
over the years, with cutting-edge companies in life sciences,
robotics, health care, information technology, nuclear engineering
and energy, joining leading firms in traditional industries such
as steel and chemicals. Pittsburgh is perfectly placed to service
not only the city and Allegheny County but the surrounding areas
in Ohio and West Virginia. Products expected to be transported
into and out of Pittsburgh include heavy electronics, high-value
manufactured goods and pharmaceuticals.
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