Qatar Airways Cargo launches Boston bellyhold service
Qatar Airways Cargo, the air freight arm of Qatar Airways, has commenced a daily cargo service between Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston and Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha.
All cargo is being transported on board the Airbus A350, as part of the airline's daily, non-stop passenger service, which launched on March 16th.
Boston is the airline's 14th cargo destination in the Americas, with freighters operating to six destinations: Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Mexico.
"There is a great deal of excitement surrounding our launch of a daily passenger service to Boston," said Qatar Airways chief officer cargo, Ulrich Ogiermann. "But we are equally pleased to report on the continued expansion of our cargo service network, we will employ this Airbus A350 to facilitate trade and generate new business growth opportunities in Boston and around the world."
While the daily A350 service is expected to transport 40 tons of cargo per week to Boston, the outbound flight to Doha will carry an estimated 90 tons per week to Qatar Airways' network of over 150 destinations around the world, via Hamad International Airport, in Doha.
The majority of exports will be live lobsters, primarily headed to major Asian markets, including Hanoi, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Singapore, Yangon, Hong Kong and Seoul.
In order to preserve the highest quality and extend the shelf life of these and other perishable items, Qatar Airways Cargo employs its QR Fresh airfreight service. This innovative solution maintains optimal temperature for perishable products such as fruits, flowers, vegetables, meat, and fish from their origin airport through to their final destination.
Qatar Airways served as the global launch partner for the state-of-the-art Airbus A350. Currently, the airline has eight A350s in service, flying to four different continents, including service along their Doha-Philadelphia route. Qatar Airways has 80 A350s on order with Airbus.