Qatar Airways Cargo commences dedicated freighter service to Yangon
November 21, 2017: Qatar Airways Cargo has started a weekly dedicated freighter service to Yangon, Myanmar. The airline is flying the Airbus A330 freighter on the Doha-Yangon-Doha route, providing more than 60 tonnes of cargo capacity each way.
Qatar Airways’ acting chief officer, Cargo, 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.”
The new service will facilitate Myanmar’s thriving garment exports, as well as other major commodities, including fresh produce and food products. The airline had already been offering belly capacity on the airline’s daily passenger flights to Yangon.