Qatar Airways Cargo has launched dedicated freighter services to Macau, the carrier’s fourth
freighter destination in Greater China.
Alongside the launch of
the new twice-weekly services to Macau, the carrier has also
introduced transpacific freighter services, providing direct
flights over the Pacific from Macau to North America.
and the Americas are key markets for Qatar Airways Cargo, with
many of the major industrial and manufacturing centres in the
Guangdong province of China located on the West/Macau side of the
Pearl River Delta.
Electronics, garments and e-commerce goods
are the major commodities exported out of Macau, while imports
into Macau consists primarily of consumer goods.
Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo, Mr.
Guillaume Halleux, said, “We have launched our newest freighter
destination, Macau, just in time for the holiday season when air
freight demand is high and the market is strong. The new services
will connect manufacturing industries and exporters from the
region to North America directly and quickly, without requiring a
stopover at our hub in Doha. The launch of these services
demonstrates our commitment to our customers in helping their
businesses grow, while also enabling us to expand our presence in
these key regions.”
Macau becomes Qatar Airways Cargo’s fourth
freighter destination in greater China after Guangzhou, Hong Kong
and Shanghai. The cargo carrier also transports belly-hold cargo
on passenger flights to seven destinations in Greater China.
North America, the carrier has an extensive network of nine
freighter destinations and 11 belly-hold cargo destinations.
The carrier’s Boeing 777 freighter operates twice a week from Doha
to Macau. From Macau, it departs across the Pacific to Los Angeles
and Mexico City. On the return leg, the freighter flies over the
Atlantic to Liege before arriving at the carrier’s hub in Doha.
One hundred tonnes of cargo capacity is offered on each flight
Thanks to ongoing
fleet expansion, a growing global network and cargo revenue and
tonnages rising each year, Qatar Airways Cargo is now the second
largest cargo carrier in the world.