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Qatar Airways Cargo to launch freighter services to Hyderabad

The Times of India:  March, 2014

Hyderabad: Qatar Airways Cargo on Monday announced that it will be commencing freighter services to two new destinations - Hyderabad (India) and London Stansted (UK) - and it will also re-start services to Zaragoza (Spain).

According to Qatar Airways Cargo, Hyderabad will be the first new destination to be added to the company's network in the next fiscal and it will be a bi-weekly service starting April 1, 2014. The main exports from Hyderabad will include IT products and pharmaceuticals, it added. Qatar Airways already operates a daily passenger flight between Doha and Hyderabad.

Qatar Airways Cargo will begin Boeing 777 freighter flights to London Stansted from May 2 and resume services to Zaragoza on March 1, it added.

Commenting on the development, Qatar Airways chief officer (cargo), Ulrich Ogiermann, said, "Our goal is to be a world-class air cargo service provider and in order to achieve that goal; we need to constantly increase frequencies and expand our number of destinations, so that our customers can benefit from our global reach. The addition of these new freighter routes clearly represents yet another milestone in the company's growth strategy."

Qatar Airways Cargo serves more than 40 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 130 key business and leisure destinations globally on more than 129 aircraft.