Freight Boeing delivers three 777 Freighters to Qatar Airways
Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has announced a triple delivery of Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft to Qatar Airways.
Qatar Airways´ cargo division has taken delivery of three new Boeing 777 Freighters at once. With the deliveries, the carrier is continuing to expand its cargo airline. Especially in times like these, freight services are needed as ever before.
Especially in respect of the newly approved vaccines, which have to be transported to various destinations around the world, the cargo aircraft will come in handy for the carrier and for fighting against the pandemic.
Qatar Airways Cargo now operates 24 Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft along with two Boeing 747-8 Freighters. It shows, that the carrier is satisfied with the aircraft for global long-haul operations.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: "With the arrival of these new freighters, we are injecting more capacity in the market which is very much required during the pandemic. The added capacity will also enable us to support the logistics around the COVID-19 vaccination, which is projected to be one of the greatest logistical challenges for the industry [...] With our investments in innovation and fleet, we are able to fulfill our customers' logistical requirements and facilitate the continuity of global trade."
Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president, Commercial Sales and Marketing, The Boeing Company, added: "During these challenging times, Qatar Airways Cargo has been transporting humanitarian relief and medical goods to those in need, and we are proud that their growing fleet of 777 Freighters is supporting such a commendable effort [...] We deeply appreciate our long-standing partnership with Qatar Airways and their confidence in the 777 Freighters as the backbone of their expansive global air cargo operations."
The 777 Freighter is capable of flying 4,970 nautical miles with a payload of 224,900 pounds. It allows Qatar Airways to operates in new markets with the best possible operational efficiency. Longer range also means fewer stops which translates to reduced landing fees, congestion, cargo handlings costs and shorter delivery times.
From its operational hub at Doha, Qatar Airways Cargo operates freighter services to around 60 destinations across the globe. Additionally, the airline is delivering freight on the belly-hold deck of its passenger aircraft on even more routes.
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