• Qatar Airways Cargo will start accepting cargo bookings for transporting freight into and out of these three countries from February 21.
  • In 2020, ECS Group carried over 1,100,000 tonnes on behalf of the airlines it represents.

February 12, 2021: Effective February 21, 2021, Qatar Airways Cargo will recommence cargo sales and bookings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the Arab Republic of Egypt with the appointment of general sales agents in these countries.

Venus Air Cargo has been awarded for the Arab Republic of Egypt; Globe Air Cargo, ECS Group subsidiary for the United Arab Emirates; and Yusuf Bin Kanoo for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Guillaume Halleux, chief officer cargo, Qatar Airways, said, “The resumption of passenger flights to these three countries is great news, allowing us to re-establish trade and support our customers. Along with the flights, we will also be offering trucking services to and from other offline points within these countries. We are pleased to appoint these GSAs who have an excellent reputation and share the common values of customer centricity and service excellence. We are certain that they will help promote the Qatar Airways Cargo brand further and grow our footprint.”

The cargo carrier operates belly-hold flights to Riyadh and Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, and Alexandria and Cairo in the Arab Republic of Egypt.

“We welcome Qatar Airways’ return to the Gulf region. At ECS Group, all the teams in place are fully committed and are ready to support our partner, Qatar Airways Cargo, as they recommence cargo sales and bookings” said Adrien Thominet, CEO of ECS Group.

In 2020, ECS Group carried over 1,100,000 tonnes on behalf of the airlines it represents.

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