Qatar Airways Cargo adds three Airbus A330-200Fs to fleet

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Qatar Airways Cargo has added three new Airbus A330-200Fs to its fleet of seven aircraft.

The new A330’s have replaced three Airbus A300 freighters that the airline has phased out of the fleet to make way for the new state-of-the-art aircraft.

“The capacity of Qatar Airways Cargo has been significantly increased with the introduction of the new Airbus A330 freighter into our worldwide cargo route network,” said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, Akbar Al Baker.

“The arrival of the A330-200F comes at a time when Qatar Airways’ Cargo undergoes significant development and growth. The opening of our brand new US$1 billion cargo facility at Hamad International Airport later this year will see Qatar Airways Cargo handle 1.4 million tonnes of cargo annually, more than tripling the capacity of the existing facility.”

As one of the most advanced freighter aircraft operating in the industry today, Qatar Airways Cargo will deploy the A330-200F on routes including Amsterdam, Amman, Cairo, Colombo and Chennai, complimenting the operations of the fleet’s Boeing 777F aircraft.

The fleet of Qatar Airways Cargo will expand further next month, with the arrival of the airline’s fifth Boeing 777 freighter.

The Airbus A330-200F is a mid-size, long-haul all-cargo aircraft capable of carrying 64 tonnes of payload over a range of up to 4000 nautical miles.

The large main-deck cargo door allows the aircraft to accept all commonly-used pallets and containers, enabling the transport of a full range of freight, from high-value consumer goods to express packages and perishables.