Qatar Airways Cargo, the leading air cargo carrier, announced its latest strategic move in the Chinese market by introducing two new destinations – Chengdu (TFU) and Chongqing (CKG).
Belly hold flights to Chengdu (TFU) and Chongqing (CKG) started September 23 and 25, respectively.
Both destinations will be served three times a week by Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
Chongqing and Chengdu stations will primarily operate as export-oriented markets, jointly providing a weekly capacity of 84 tonnes each way.
Qatar Airways Cargo says exports will predominantly consist of vulnerable/tech cargo while imports will encompass general cargo, fish and seafood, and perishables.
According to Qatar Airways Cargo, these additions will play a crucial role in facilitating international trade, bridging China with the rest of the world.
Elisabeth Oudkerk, senior vice president cargo sales and network planning at Qatar Airways, said: “Qatar Airways Cargo has been serving the Chinese market since October 2003, when it first started belly hold flights to Shanghai.
“We are pleased to expand our network in Mainland China with these new destinations and offer our customers direct belly hold capacity for their imports and exports out of these key markets.”
Qatar Airways Cargo already serves several destinations in Mainland China, including Beijing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Zhengzhou, offering a combined weekly cargo capacity of more than 2,700 tonnes each way including the newly introduced destinations of Chongqing and Chengdu.
Qatar Airways Cargo says this expansion perfectly aligns with the airline’s ongoing commitment to expanding its global footprint and delivering dependable and efficient cargo solutions to its valued customers.