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Qatar Airways Cargo to launch flights to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


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Qatar Airways Cargo is to launch flights to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 11 October.

Pittsburgh will be Qatar Airways Cargo’s fifth freighter destination in the Americas launched this year.

Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo Ulrich Ogiermann said: “Qatar Airways Cargo takes great pride in adding another freighter destination to our expanding network in the Americas, which is a significant market for us. We believe that air freight is a key enabler of international trade. Through the announcement of Pittsburgh as our 13th freighter destination in the Americas, we have taken our commitment to the business community, freight forwarders and shippers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to a new level.”

Qatar Airways Cargo currently transports over 100 tonnes of belly-hold cargo each week on the daily wide-body A350 passenger flights to Philadelphia, the largest city in Pennsylvania.

The introduction of freighters to Pittsburgh will inject an additional 200 tonnes of weekly capacity, offering businesses in the city and the wider region direct air freight service to the cargo carrier’s global network.

Pittsburgh International Airport Chief Executive Officer Christina Cassotis said: “Qatar Airways all-cargo flights mark the first time this region has had a dedicated international air cargo service. Qatar Airways Cargo has presented a huge opportunity for our region. We’d like to thank our partners at Qatar Airways Cargo for recognising the economic opportunity in Pittsburgh.”

The introduction of twice-weekly Boeing 777 freighter services will complement and enhance Qatar Airways Cargo’s existing service to the United States. The new Doha-Luxembourg-Atlanta-Pittsburgh-Luxembourg-Doha route will not only connect Pittsburgh with European markets via the cargo carrier’s European hub in Luxembourg, but also link trade businesses in Asia and the Middle East through an easy transit at its state-of-the-art home base in Doha, Qatar.

 


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