Qatar Airways Cargo has launched a direct
freighter service to Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).
The Doha - Yangon -
Doha route is served one time per week with Airbus A330F aircraft,
providing more than 60 tonnes of cargo capacity each way.
Qatar Airways’ Acting Chief Officer Cargo, Mr.
Guillaume Halleux, said, “We are delighted to launch our eighth
freighter destination for 2017, in line with our strategic
expansion to our network and fleet. Since the country’s liberalisation, Myanmar has had the fastest-growing economy in the
ASEAN region, and foreign investment in local trade has seen
tremendous growth. We are extremely proud to be the first
international airline to serve this emerging market with scheduled
freighter service as we aspire to become the premier air cargo
service provider in the region.”
Myanmar’s air freight
exports and imports have risen by 87% and 58% in metric tonnes since 2014. Qatar Airways Cargo
currently offers belly capacity on the airline’s daily passenger
flights to Yangon and the dedicated freighter service
will provide additional capacity to support Myanmar’s thriving
garment exports, as well as other major commodities, including
fresh produce and food products.
Ready-made garments are the chief
exports destined mainly for Europe and the United States via a
seamless stopover at the cargo carrier’s state-of-the-art Doha
The new service will also facilitate the transit of
pharmaceutical imports from Europe to Myanmar through its
established QR Pharma solution.
Asia Pacific is a prime air
cargo market for Qatar Airways Cargo, and with the launch of new
freighter service to Yangon, the cargo carrier has grown its
network in the region to eight destinations.
Qatar Airways Cargo
also offers significant belly capacity to 29 cities in the region,
providing a combined weekly capacity of more than 8,000 tonnes out
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