Qatar Airways Cargo adds another Boeing 777F to fleet
Qatar Airways Cargo has received its newest Boeing 777 freighter, taking its total 777F fleet to 12. More than half of the freighter fleet for the airline is now made up of 777 freighters.
“The arrival of our newest Boeing 777 freighter comes at a time when we are consciously strategising our freighter network expansion this year, above and beyond the unprecedented demand and growth in our charter services,” said Qatar Airways chief officer cargo Ulrich Ogiermann.
“Through our expanding fleet of 21 freighters, we offer increased capacity and flexibility to our customers, providing them access to any major air trade markets across the world,” he added.
With a range of 9,070 km, the longest range of any twin-engine freighter, and a payload capacity of 102 metric tonnes, the 777F is an extremely versatile aircraft and is primarily operated on Qatar Airways Cargo’s long-haul routes to the Americas, Europe, the Far East, Asia and some destinations in Africa.
“The airplane's range capability translates into significant savings for cargo operators: fewer stops and associated landing fees, less congestion at transfer hubs, lower cargo handling costs and shorter cargo delivery times,” Qatar Airways Cargo said in a statement.
The airline will receive another Boeing 777 freighter later this year, increasing its freighter fleet to a total of 22 aircraft by the end of 2017.
In total, the airline operates eight A330-200Fs, one B747-400F and 12 B777Fs.