Qatar Airways Cargo carries 50k tonnes of essential supplies using B777Fs
The airline has transported over 50,000,000 kg of medical and aid supplies to impacted regions around the globe. This equates to roughly 500 fully loaded B777 freighters
April 08, 2020: Qatar Airways Cargo has increased services around the world, operating freighters and freight-only passenger aircraft to ensure the continuity of global trade and transportation of essential supplies to where they are needed during this critical time.
In the past month, the airline has transported over 50,000,000 kg of medical and aid supplies to impacted regions around the globe. This equates to roughly 500 fully loaded B777 freighters.
Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said, “Now, more than ever it is important to support global trade that ensures the supply of essential goods and vital aid worldwide. I am thankful to the airport authorities, ground handlers, cargo agents and governments around the world who have helped us increase our services to fulfill the demand for time-sensitive freight.
Additional capacity has been introduced to cities such as Shanghai, Guangzhou, Paris, Amsterdam, Muscat, Kuwait, Delhi, Beijing, and Melbourne. We also continue to work closely with governments across the globe to operate freighter charters to support state efforts to bring in humanitarian aid and essential supplies.
To ensure the safety of our crew and cargo, we have implemented special procedures for ground handling to ensure minimum contact between staff and adherence to social distancing guidelines are met. All of our freighters and passenger aircraft are equipped with face masks, gloves and hand sanitisers for our crew and all the crew and staff are screened regularly.