Qatar Airways Cargo adding freight route to Dallas, Texas, in the U.S.
"We are delighted to start 2016 with the addition of Dallas-Fort Worth to our network," Qatar Airways Chief Officer of Cargo Ulrich Ogiermann said. "This is just the beginning of our expansion plans for this year, which will see both our network and our fleet growing in size and strength.
"The U.S. is a very important market for Qatar Airways Cargo and Dallas-Fort Worth is strategically well placed to give us further reach into the region," Ogiermann said.
The twice-weekly route will use a Boeing 777 and will leave from Liege, Qatar. The new route will handle 300 tons of export cargo each month
The addition of the Dallas-Fort Worth gives Qatar Airways a total of six freighter destinations in the Americas.
"We are proud to welcome Qatar Airways Cargo, one of the world's largest and fastest-growing cargo carriers, to Dallas-Fort Worth Airport," Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Executive Vice President of Global Strategy and Development John Ackerman said. "This addition to our air cargo network is a reflection of the strength of the Dallas-Fort Worth market. Cargo and logistics is a strategic priority and will continue to help our airport grow and create economic benefits for the Dallas-Fort Worth region."