Qatar Airways Cargo has introduced a direct freighter service from Bogotá, Colombia to Dallas Fort Worth in Texas, US.
The weekly Boeing 777 freighter departs from Bogota on Mondays and flies to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.
The freighter offers close to 100 tonnes of cargo capacity and will be transporting perishables like flowers, fruits, vegetables, coffee, as well as live animals, machinery and other general cargo destined for Dallas Fort Worth, Qatar Airways Cargo said.
“The Americas is highly important for us and we have a strong presence in the region,” said Guillaume Halleux, chief officer cargo at Qatar Airways. “Through this enhancement on the route, we are pleased to grow our existing partnership with Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. Our customers in DFW now benefit from a direct freighter service to uplift perishables and other cargo directly from Colombia.”
John Ackerman, EVP of global strategy and development at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, commented: “Qatar’s service direct from Bogota to DFW reduces transit times for high-quality perishable goods by two to three days, extending shelf life for retailers and providing fresher products for consumers. This route adds a vital link to South American markets, enhances our global air cargo network and strengthens our ability to flow goods between Latin America and Asia.”