Qatar Airways Cargo and DSV Global Transportation and Logistics have teamed up to launch a new route from Huntsville airport (HSV) in the US with two freighter services each week.
The carrier will operate its Boeing 777 freighters twice a week from Felipe Ángeles International Airport in Mexico to Huntsville en route to Doha via Luxembourg. The freighters from HSV will operate on Thursdays and Sundays every week, offering 200 tonnes of capacity.
Mads Ravn, executive vice president at DSV, said the collaboration will not only extend the forwarder’s market presence but also allows access to the Middle East with a keen focus on the oil and gas sectors.
The strategic initiative also establishes a direct scheduled service from Mexico City to Europe, the Middle East and beyond via Huntsville and Luxembourg. The carrier expects to transport major exports like auto parts from Huntsville for various manufacturers in Europe along with perishables and cars from Mexico.
With the addition of Huntsville, Qatar Airways Cargo now serves 22 destinations in the Americas with freighter and passenger belly-hold flights, providing a combined weekly cargo capacity of over 5,500 tonnes