Qatar Airways Cargo commences Macau-Guadalajara transpacific freighter service
Jan 9, 2019: Qatar Airways Cargo has expanded its network in the Americas region with the start of transpacific freighter services to Guadalajara, Mexico, from Macau.
The new service that commenced on January 6, 2019, is being served by the airline’s Boeing 777 freighter.
The twice-weekly freighter departs directly from Macau to Los Angeles in North America and connects onward to Mexico City arriving in Guadalajara, before departing for Doha via Liege. Guadalajara is the capital and largest city of the Mexican State of Jalisco. It has the third-largest economy and industrial infrastructure in Mexico. Major exports on the flights consist of perishables and general cargo, while general cargo will form the majority of imports.
Guillaume Halleux, chief officer Cargo, Qatar Airways said: “Our customers have welcomed the transpacific route, which is a faster solution over the Pacific for Asian exports destined for the Americas, and we are delighted to add Guadalajara as another stop on this route. The twice-weekly freighter offers significant capacity into and out of this destination and is an important addition to our expanding network of more than 60 freighter destinations.”
In addition to launching freighter services to Macau and commencing transpacific freighter services, the carrier added belly-hold cargo capacity to several key destinations and also received two brand new Boeing 777 freighters as part of its expansion strategy.