Qatar Airways Cargo flies 136 flights to 51 destinations in a day
Qatar Airways Cargo set a new record today by operating 136 cargo flights, which include 75 freighters and 61 freight-only passenger flights in one da
April 24, 2020: Qatar Airways Cargo set a new record today by operating 136 cargo flights, which include 75 freighters and 61 freight-only passenger flights in one day to 51 destinations worldwide.
Qatar Airways has transported over 70,000 tonnes of medical equipment and relief aid since mid-February. With global air freight capacity declining, Qatar Airways Cargo continues to operate a significant cargo schedule with almost 100 flights per day. During the past month, it has worked closely with governments and NGOs to transport medical and aid supplies to impacted regions around the world on both scheduled and charter services, the equivalent of roughly 500 fully loaded B777 freighters. It is also utilising passenger freighters to destinations in China, Europe, India, and the Middle East.
In the past month, the airline has transported over 50,000,000 kilogrammes of medical supplies to impacted regions around the globe.
Recently, Qatar Airways Cargo partnered with the Australian government to restore critical global supply chains through the International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM). Through this initiative, the Australian government is partially offsetting the cost of airfreight – reducing airfreight and freight forwarding costs for exporters and ensuring businesses and exporters in the country can swiftly transport their produce on flights and to international customers.