Qatar Airways Cargo has unveiled plans to expand
in South America.
Scheduled services to Campinas, Brazil (VCP), Santiago, Chile (SCL), Lima, Peru (LIM) and Bogotá, Colombia (BOG)
will join the airline’s global freighter network on 16 January 2020 and will be serviced by a Boeing 777 freighter.
twice-weekly flights to Bogotá from Doha will operate via
Luxembourg and Miami, while the service from Bogotá to Doha will
operate via Liège, offering 200 tonnes on each leg.
twice-weekly flights to Campinas from Doha will operate via
Luxembourg with the service from Campinas to Doha, operating via
Santiago, Lima, Dallas and Luxembourg, also offering 200 tonnes on
These new destinations will commence close on the
heels of the recent arrival of the airline’s twenty-first brand
new Boeing 777 freighter on 25 November 2019. The new freighter
increased the airline’s freighter fleet to 28 aircraft.
Airways Cargo also has an order for five additional Boeing 777
freighters, placed at the Paris Air Show 2019, with deliveries
starting from April 2020 onwards.
Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo, Mr. Guillaume
Halleux, said, “We are very excited about our expansion in South
America. The Americas are a very important market for us and there
is a huge demand for South American fresh produce in Asia. With
the introduction of our twice-weekly Boeing 777 freighter
services, we offer exporters in South America a direct route for
their cargo and a global network. Importers also stand to gain
from the huge capacity to bring in their cargo to South America.”
General cargo, pharmaceuticals, and perishables will form the
majority of goods imported and exported to and from South America
along with some movements of live animals and high-value items
like telecommunication equipment, electronics and other valuable
Qatar Airways Cargo has an extensive network
in the Americas serving 18 freighter and 13 belly-hold cargo
destinations in the region. The carrier recently completed a year
of successful transpacific operations, now operating four-times weekly freighters direct from Asia to North America.