Qatar Airways planning expansion in Australia, transpacific and South America markets

Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo Ulrich Ogiermann said Qatar Airways plans to become a significant force in the Australian, transpacific and South American markets in the next nine months at the Air Cargo China 2016 event hosted in Shanghai.

“We are glad to be participating yet again at this important event,” Ogiermann said. “China is a major market for Qatar Airways Cargo where we currently operate freighters to Guangzhou, Shanghai and Hong Kong as well as wide-body flights to Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Hong Kong.”

Qatar Airways is the third biggest international cargo carrier in the world. Adding the Australian, transpacific and South American markets to its portfolio will be a major step forward for the company.

“Last year, we succeeded in becoming the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, but there are still areas we have not yet targeted to their full potential,” Ogiermann said. “In 2017, we will target areas such as transpacific, Australia and South America – do not be surprised if you see us becoming a strong player in all these markets in the next nine months. Our expansion into these markets has been made possible thanks to our continuing fleet growth – we will receive three new aircraft by March 2017 – and by the launch of our new European hub in Luxembourg."

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