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Mon, 16 Oct 2017

Qatar Airways Cargo Launches Pittsburgh Flights

Qatar Airways Cargo has launched a Boeing 777 freighter service to Pittsburgh International Airport, the airline’s thirteenth freighter destination in the Americas.

 The twice-weekly QR8143 freighter flight takes off from Doha on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with stops at Luxembourg and Atlanta, Georgia before arriving in Pittsburgh.

On the return from Pittsburgh on Thursdays and Sundays, the freighter stops at the cargo carrier’s European hub, Luxembourg, before arriving back into Doha, Qatar.

Qatar Airways Cargo has launched a Boeing 777 freighter service to Pittsburgh International Airport, the airline’s thirteenth freighter destination in the Americas. The twice-weekly QR8143 freighter flight takes off from Doha on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with stops at Luxembourg and Atlanta, Georgia before arriving in Pittsburgh. Click to enlarge.

Complementing the airline’s daily wide-body A350 passenger flights to Philadelphia, the largest city in Pennsylvania, the introduction of freighter service to Pittsburgh will inject an additional 200 tonnes of weekly capacity, offering businesses in the city and the state a direct air freight uplift to the cargo carrier’s global network of over 150 destinations.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said, “It is a proud moment for us to be the first international airline to commence scheduled freighter services to Pittsburgh, bridging the air cargo gap between Americas, Europe and Asia. The launch of this new route strengthens our commitment to supporting the American import and export markets and offers a direct freighter connection out of Pennsylvania to Qatar Airways Cargo’s expansive global network.”

Historically known for its robust steel industry, the manufacturing sector in ‘Steel City’ 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 as steel and chemicals.

 Products that will be transported into and out of Pittsburgh include heavy electronics, high-value goods and pharmaceuticals.

With the launch of Pittsburgh, the cargo carrier’s Americas network has grown to a total of 17 belly and freighter destinations, out of which four are served exclusively with Boeing 777 freighters, namely Mexico City, Halifax, Quito and Pittsburgh. 

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