Qatar Airways Cargo expands presence in China with two new destinations

Qatar Airways Cargo has announced its latest strategic move in the Chinese market by introducing two new destinations - Chengdu and Chongqing.

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Both these destinations will be served three times a week by Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

Elisabeth Oudkerk, SVP Cargo Sales and Network Planning said: “Qatar Airways Cargo has been serving the Chinese market since October 2003, when it first started belly hold flights to Shanghai. We are pleased to expand our network in Mainland China with these new destinations and offer our customers direct belly hold capacity for their imports and exports out of these key markets.”

Qatar Airways Cargo already serves several destinations in Mainland China, including Beijing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Zhengzhou offering a combined weekly cargo capacity of more than 2,700 tonnes each way including the newly introduced destinations.

Both Chongqing and Chengdu stations will primarily operate as export-oriented markets, jointly providing a weekly capacity of 84 tonnes each way. Exports will predominantly consist of vulnerable/tech cargo while imports will encompass general cargo, fish and seafood, and perishables.