Qatar Airways Cargo starts Phnom Penh freighter service
Apr 03, 2017: Qatar Airways Cargo has expanded its Asia network with new freight service to the Cambodian city of Phnom Penh that started on April 3, 2017.
The A330 freighter operating on the Doha–Phnom Penh–Doha route once a week offers over 60 tonnes of cargo capacity each way.
Garments, which represent the largest portion of Cambodia’s manufacturing sector and account for 80 per cent of the country’s exports, represent the majority of uplift out of Cambodia.
The Doha based airline currently carries more than 70 tonnes of belly-hold cargo on the daily wide-body passenger flights to Phnom Penh via Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam every week. The introduction of direct freighter services on this route offers exporters increased capacity and flexibility to transport their commodities to Qatar Airways’ global network of more than 150 destinations via its state-of-the-art hub in Doha.
"This is our fifth freighter destination launched this year, in tandem with our increased fleet size,” said Ulrich Ogiermann, chief officer cargo, Qatar Airways.
“Intra-Asia air cargo has grown over the years, and we have observed substantial migration of manufacturing trade from China to Southeast Asian countries such as Cambodia and Vietnam. Leveraging our extensive network of more than 70 cities in Africa, Europe and the Americas, we are in the lead to provide our customers in the Southeast Asia region adequate capacity, flexibility and world-class air freight solutions via our state-of-the-art Doha hub.”