Qatar Airways adds capacity into Lisbon with new daily belly route

posted on 25th June 2019 by Justin Burns

Qatar Airways’ first ever belly flight to Portugal landed at Lisbon Airport on Monday (24 June) adding cargo capacity into Portugal and growing the carrier’s European network.

The new service will be operated daily by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Lisbon will provide the carrier’s cargo arm capacity of 70 tonnes to and from Portugal each week, and a direct connection to destinations in Europe, the Middle East and the Americas via Doha.

In addition to this, Qatar Airways Cargo has a huge presence in neighbouring Spain with 47 belly flights to Barcelona and Madrid, including seasonal flights to Malaga each week.

The carrier also operates 10 weekly Boeing 777 and Airbus A330Fs to Zaragoza, providing more than 950 tonnes of cargo capacity to customers.

Lisbon is the fourth new belly destination to be introduced by the airline this summer following the launch of flights to Izmir, Turkey, and Rabat, Morocco, in May; with Malta at the beginning of June and Davao, Philippines on 18 June; followed by Mogadishu, Somalia, on 1 July; and Langkawi, Malaysia, on 15 October.