Qatar Airways Cargo adds Singapore to transpacific freighter route

posted on 16th July 2019 by Justin Burns
Qatar Airways Cargo adds Singapore to transpacific freighter route

Qatar Airways Cargo has added Singapore Changi Airport to its transpacific freighter route which was launched less than a year ago.

The twice-weekly Boeing 777Fs arrive into Singapore from Chicago. From Singapore, the freighter departs for Macau on Tuesdays and Saturdays and onward to Los Angeles, Mexico City and Guadalajara in the Americas before arriving in Doha via Liege.

More than 100 tonnes of cargo capacity is offered on each flight leg.

Qatar Airways chief officer for cargo, Guillaume Halleux said: “Our customers have warmly welcomed the transpacific service which is evident from the full loads on the route.

“The addition of Singapore to the transpacific route will enable exporters in Singapore to transport their cargo to North American markets directly and faster without a stopover in Doha.

“Qatar Airways’ Cargo network in Asia Pacific now covers nine freighter destinations and we are pleased to offer an expanding network to our customers worldwide.”

Changi Airport Group’s managing director for air hub development, Lim Ching Kiat said Qatar’s new freighter flights will “deepen” Singapore’s air connectivity with the USA – its third largest cargo market.

“In addition, the new flights will also link Changi Airport to Macau and Mexico via freighters for the first time. We look forward to these new flights which will give our partners and customers added options in their supply chain management,” he added.

Qatar Airways Cargo commenced its transpacific route in October 2018 from Macau to Los Angeles and Mexico City. In January this year, the airline introduced Guadalajara on the route while also adding import capacity to Almaty, Kazakhstan. Belly-hold cargo flights were added to Izmir, Rabat, Malta, Davao and Lisbon.

The airline recently ordered five new Boeing 777Fs at the Paris Air Show.