The new aircraft will operate a route from Halifax to Brussels and onwards to Doha. Qatar Airways already operates seven weekly Airbus A330F freighter flights into Brussels, as well as eight passenger flights with its new Boeing B787 and Airbus A350 aircraft.
“In just a few years, Qatar Airways Cargo has grown to become one of our biggest cargo players at the airport, offering direct capacity from the Middle East as well as Africa into Brussels,” says Brussels Airport Head of Cargo, Steven Polmans. “These flights contributed tremendously to our growth in, for example, perishables at the airport,” he went on to say, adding that pharma is a key commodity at the airport.
In May, Qatar Airways Cargo will introduce its eighth weekly service to Brussels by adding another Airbus A330F, which will serve the destination from Doha.
“The tremendous support from Brussels Airport and our global customers has empowered our rapid growth in Brussels,” said Ulrich Ogiermann, Chief Officer Cargo of Qatar Airways. “We strive to provide the most strategic freighter routes to connect Brussels with the world’s major trade markets via our Doha hub. We will continue to offer our best specialist products, QR Pharma and QR Fresh, and quality services to uphold the growing needs of perishable and pharma shipments in the these markets,” Ogiermann concluded.
Qatar Airways Cargo recently won two prestigious award at the Brussels Airport Award ceremony in March: one for punctuality and an environmental award for operating the most modern fleet at Brussels, for both passenger and cargo operations.