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IATA partner completes drone test flight programme
FARNBOROUGH, UK: July 17, 2018. Drone manufacturer...

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Hactl becomes first to complete IATA SFOC
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Freightos and Lufthansa launch rate platform
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Antonov building on 2017 growth
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Delta and Korean Air begin trans-Pacific cargo collaboration
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Southwest begins international cargo service to Mexico
HOUSTON, TX: July 16, 2018. Southwest Airlines Car...

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Volga-Dnepr to order 34 new widebody freighters
FARNBOROUGH, UK: July 17, 2018. Volga-Dnepr Group ...

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APL Logistics joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance
SINGAPORE, July 16, 2018. APL Logistics has joined...

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IoT platform to monitor pharma shipments in flight
FARNBOROUGH, UK: July 16, 2018. AirBridgeCargo Air...

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IATA partner completes drone test flight programme
Hactl becomes first to complete IATA SFOC
Freightos and Lufthansa launch rate platform
Antonov building on 2017 growth
Delta and Korean Air begin trans-Pacific cargo collaboration...
Southwest begins international cargo service to Mexico
Volga-Dnepr to order 34 new widebody freighters ...
APL Logistics joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance
IoT platform to monitor pharma shipments in flight...

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PRESS RELEASE

October 27, 2015: Based on IATA freight tonne-kilometer data, Qatar Airways Cargo is now the third largest international cargo airline in the world.

This is phenomenal growth for the rapidly expanding company that has risen from 16th place in just five years and now operates a freighter fleet of six A330s, eight B777s and one B747.

"Being in the top three international cargo carriers in the world reflects the hard work and commitment of the Qatar Airways Cargo team over the past five years," said H.E Akbar Al Baker, group CEO of Qatar Airways. "Our cargo capability is a major component in driving our group success and growth, and it will remain a focus of our expansion in the coming years."

Al Baker said the airline plans to create a second cargo terminal at its hub. The new facility will allow Qatar Airways Cargo to handle 4.4 million tonnes of cargo a year, an increase from today's 1.4 million tonne capacity.

"The new cargo terminal, which is scheduled to open in 2018, underlines our commitment to continued growth and expansion in line with the airline's group objectives for the future," said Qatar Airways chief officer Cargo, Ulrich Ogiermann. "Having the ability to handle 4.4 million tonnes of cargo a year will put Qatar Airways Cargo into another league, and enhance the efficiency and service already offered at our existing state-of-the-art facility," he added.

Al Baker indicated that future plans include adding more cargo capacity at Hamad International airport to total seven million tonnes.

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