Qatar Airways’ first belly flight from Doha to Izmir landed today at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport marking the addition of airline’s seventh Turkish gateway.
Three weekly flights to Izmir will be operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft. Qatar Airways Cargo is a key player in Turkey, providing belly flights to Adana, Ankara, Sabiha Gökçen and Istanbul.
The airline also operates three weekly Boeing 777 freighter services to Istanbul. With the launch of flights to and from Izmir, Qatar Airways Cargo will offer direct cargo capacity for perishable exports such as fresh fish and fruits out of Izmir.
Trucking services will also be offered both ways between Izmir and Istanbul. With the thrice weekly belly flights and trucking services, the cargo carrier will offer more than 50 tonnes per month to and from Izmir. Belly cargo capacity to Antalya in Turkey will soon be introduced.
Qatar Airways currently operates flights to six destinations in Turkey, with separate services to Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport (21 times per week) and Istanbul Airport (14 times per week), Adana Airport (three times a week), and daily flights to Ankara.
The airline will also resume direct seasonal services to Bodrum on 25 May 2019 and Antalya from 24 May 2019.