Qatar Airways Cargo is celebrating its 20th year of dedicated freighter operations
Over the past two decades, Qatar Airways Cargo has continuously expanded its fleet, network, and product portfolio, in a bid to become the world’s #1 cargo carrier.
In 2003, Qatar Airways Cargo took delivery of its very first freighter, an Airbus A300-600, which was a converted passenger aircraft. It began regular operations to Amsterdam and Chennai, and shortly thereafter, to New Delhi.
Today, the cargo airline operates to more than 160 belly-hold and over 70 freighter destinations with over 200 passenger aircraft and 31 dedicated cargo freighters.
With the launch of its Next Generation strategy, Qatar Airways Cargo has defined its role in the air cargo industry through enhanced products and services, cutting edge technology, a commitment to sustainability and diversity, investing in existing talent and attracting new ones.
Qatar Airways Cargo has achieved significant accomplishments including being the first airline globally to complete the suite of IATA CEIV certifications, the launch of the Kigali Africa hub in partnership with RwandAir, and the introduction of innovative products like Pharma, Fresh, Courier, and SecureLift.
Being one of the early adopters of digital transformation, it has launched a new website and online booking portal Digital Lounge and partnered with marketplace platforms The airline has also committed to sustainability through its WeQare program, championing initiatives such as ‘Rewild the planet’ and launching a CO2 emission calculator.
As the airline enters the next decade, Qatar said it remains dedicated to digitalization and sustainability and looks forward to continue being at the forefront of air cargo’s innovation and customer-centric solutions.