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Qatar Cargo lands in Latin America

By Staff Reports on May 28, 2014

Qatar Airways Cargo will start operating twice-weekly freighter service to Mexico City on June 11. 

This new route will mark the start of Qatar Airways Cargo operations in Latin America.

“The first Qatar Airways Cargo flight to Mexico will be a historic moment for us, as it heralds the beginning of our operations in Latin America,” Ulrich Ogiermann, Qatar Airways chief officer cargo, said. “This is yet another important milestone for us, and it demonstrates that we are well on track towards becoming a world-class air cargo service provider with international reach.”

Qatar Airways will operate the service between Doha and Mexico City’s Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, using the Boeing 777 freighter. Freighters will depart from Doha’s Hamad International Airport on Wednesdays and Sundays, and from Mexico on Mondays and Thursdays.

Major exports from Mexico include cars and vehicle parts, consumer electronics, oil and oil-derived products, silver, perishables and pharmaceuticals.

“Mexico has one of the world’s largest economies, and it boasts one of the most developed manufacturing sectors in Latin America,” Ian Morgan, Qatar Airways vice president cargo for Americas, said. “The new dedicated Qatar Airways Cargo service will create new and exciting opportunities for businesses in Mexico and beyond.”