Qatar Airways Cargo will be offering additional capacity to/from China on the belly space of Boeing widebody jets with a new tie-up with fellow Skyteam member Xiamen Airlines.
Under the agreement, Xiamen Airlines will launch daily flights on 20 October between Beijing’s Daxing International Airport (PKX) to Doha’s Hamad International Airport (DOH). The Chinese carrier will also launch two weekly flights from Xiamen (XMN), one of China’s special economic zones, to Doha, starting 31 October.
This is the first time that the Chinese carrier will operate non-stop passenger flights to Qatar.
The new direct services from PKX to DOH will be operated by a B787-9, whilst the XMN-DOH return service will be operated by a B787-8, with more than 100 tonnes of capacity on both flights. Qatar Airways Cargo now serves 9 destinations in China, offering over 2,800 tonnes of cargo capacity each week.