Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its 22nd freighter, a Boeing 777F.
The aircraft is Qatar Airways Cargo’s 13th 777F and has a payload capacity of just over 100 tonnes.
“We are excited to take delivery of the newest freighter just days after our first Boeing 747-8F nose-loader freighter joined the fleet, and at a time when we are increasing our capacity and frequencies as part of our network expansion strategy,” said Ulrich Ogiermann, chief cargo officer of Qatar Airways. “The new freighters will be deployed on long-haul routes in scheduled services and will further boost QR Charter services, allowing us to provide bespoke air charter services for various industries, including the industrial and oil and gas sectors.”
Qatar Airways Cargo received its first 777 freighter in 2010 and today operates the 13 aircraft on long-haul routes to the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific and select destinations in Africa. Capable of flying 9,070km, the aircraft’s range capability translates into significant savings because of fewer stops and associated landing fees, less congestion at transfer hubs, lower cargo-handling costs and shorter delivery times.
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third-largest international air cargo carrier, now operates a fleet of eight Airbus A330-200Fs, one 747-8F and 13 777Fs.