Qatar Airways Cargo has commenced freighter operations to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
A Boeing 777 freighter operates twice a week, offering cargo capacity of 100 tonnes per flight. Services began on 1 November.
The cargo carrier serves the cities of Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Qassim and Medina, with a total of 96 passenger flights every week, offering its customers belly-hold cargo capacity on these flights. The addition of freighter services to and from Riyadh will boost the cargo capacity, Qatar Airways Cargo said, increasing the total belly and main deck capacity to more than 900 tonnes per week to Saudi Arabia and over 900 tonnes from Saudi Arabia.
The majority of the imports and exports consist of general cargo, followed by valuable/vulnerable cargo and live animals, the company said.
“We have had a very successful 2022 so far and I am pleased to announce the freighter services to Riyadh,” said Qatar Airways’ chief officer cargo Guillaume Halleux. “The launch of these services will not only provide a consistent and reliable freighter service but also contribute to the economic and trade growth between Qatar and Saudi Arabia.”