Qatar Airways Cargo’s first belly flight from Doha to Gothenburg Landvetter Airport landed yesterday (12 December) marking the airline’s second Swedish gateway.
The ever-growing carrier will operate the route five-weekly utilising a Boeing B787 Dreamliner on the sector and it further grows its presence in the Nordic region.
Qatar Airways already operates belly flights to and from Helsinki, Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm, along with four weekly freighters from Oslo.
The widebody belly flights to and from Gothenburg will increase the overall tonnage to 1,000 tonnes per week from the Nordic region.
Direct flights from Gothenburg will greatly benefit the automotive, pharma, high tech and general industries in Sweden, and offer connections to Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand via the carrier’s hub in Doha.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker said: “We are tremendously excited to launch direct services to the beautiful city of Gothenburg, a key new addition to our European network.
“This important new Nordic gateway will provide enhanced connectivity to both business and leisure travellers, and will help connect the Swedish people to our extensive global network of more than 160 destinations worldwide.”