Qatar Cargo launches Bogota-Dallas Fort Worth freighter service
Once weekly Boeing 777 freighter will offer close to 100 tonnes cargo capacity
Qatar Airways Cargo has introduced direct freighter service from Bogotá, capital of Colombia, to Dallas Fort Worth in Texas.
"The once weekly Boeing 777 freighter departs from Bogota on Mondays and flies to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)," says an official release.
The freighter offers close to 100 tonnes of cargo capacity and will be transporting perishables like flowers, fruits, vegetables, coffee, as well as live animals, machinery and other general cargo destined for DFW.
"The Americas are highly important for us and we have a strong presence in the region," says Guillaume Halleux, Chief Officer Cargo, Qatar Airways. "Through this enhancement on the route, we are pleased to grow our existing partnership with Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. Our customers in DFW now benefit from a direct freighter service to uplift perishables and other cargo directly from Colombia.”
John Ackerman, EVP, Global Strategy and Development, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport adds: "Qatar's direct service from Bogota to DFW reduces transit times for high-quality perishable goods by two to three days, extending shelf life for retailers and providing fresher products for consumers. This route adds a vital link to South American markets, enhances our global air cargo network and strengthens our ability to flow goods between Latin America and Asia."
The carrier serves the Americas with freighters as well as belly-hold cargo flights, flying to 14 freighter destinations and 14 belly-hold cargo destinations. The cargo carrier offers more than 5,300 tonnes of weekly cargo capacity each way, to and from the Americas, the release said.
Qatar Airways Cargo serves a global network of more than 60 freighter destinations and 150 passenger destinations utilising freighters and belly-hold passenger flights. The airline’s freighter fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, two Boeing 747-400 freighters, 26 Boeing 777 freighters and one Airbus 310 freighter, the release added.