As part of the delivery of three 777 Freighters to Boeing, the American planemaker has passed the 200 mark for deliveries of the world’s largest twin-engine freighter. The arrival of the three planes sees Qatar Airways’ now become one of the world’s leading air cargo carriers with a fleet of 24 77 Freighters and two 747-8 Freighters serving 60 worldwide freighter destinations from its Doha hub. This does not include cargo carried in the belly hold of passenger aircraft, which serves an even broader network of destinations.
“With the arrival of these new freighters, we are injecting more capacity in the market which is very much required during the pandemic. The added capacity will also enable us to support the logistics around the COVID-19 vaccination, which is projected to be one of the greatest logistical challenges for the industry,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker. “With our investments in innovation and fleet, we are able to fulfill our customers’ logistical requirements and facilitate the continuity of global trade.”