WFS wins handling contract for Qatar Airways’ new Pittsburgh freighter service

Written by: Felicity Stredder |
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Qatar Airways Cargo has chosen Worldwide Flight Services to provide cargo handling for its new twice-weekly Being 777 freighter services to Pittsburgh International airport.

The new route will begin on October 11, making Qatar Airways the first international airline to commence a scheduled freighter service to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It will also be the airline’s fifth freighter destination in the Americas launched this year.

With the new cargo services to Pittsburgh, Qatar is adding a further 200 tonnes a week of cargo capacity to support customers in the state of Pennsylvania. This comes in addition to the 100 tonnes of belly-hold cargo capacity a week already offered onboard the carrier’s daily wide-body passenger flights to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city.

The new Doha-Luxembourg-Atlanta-Pittsburgh-Luxembourg-Doha route will connect Pittsburgh with Europe via Qatar Airways’ hub in Luxembourg, and also help to connect businesses in Asia and the Middle East through its home base in Doha, Qatar.

Barry Nassberg, Group Chief Commercial Officer of WFS, said: “We are delighted to be continuing to grow our international services for Qatar Airways and to be awarded this contract to support its latest new freighter route to and from the U.S. The WFS team in Pittsburgh is committed to ensuring Qatar Airways and its cargo customers receive the highest standards of security, safety and quality of service.”


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