Qatar Airways Cargo launches new service to Kuwait
In an effort to establish a greater presence in the Gulf, Qatar Airways Cargo has opened a dedicated airfreight route to Kuwait City. Flights are conducted on an Airbus A300 freighter.
The carrier will utilize the new route to transport goods ranging from pharmaceuticals and perishables to clothing, food items and equipment for oil and petroleum businesses. Previously, Qatar Airways Cargo's services to the Gulf were limited to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Dubai and Bahrain.
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker believes that this new route will fortify the airline’s airfreight business in the Gulf.
“Adding Kuwait to our cargo network adds further momentum to our surge in trading in our neighboring Gulf countries,” he said in a statement. “Kuwait imports a lot of manufacturing goods. Based on our prime geographic position, we can offer fast services from across South Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America, and Asia-Pacific.”
Qatar Airways also recently opened dedicated cargo routes to Bengaluru and Kozhikode, India, and Hanoi, Vietnam. The addition of Kuwait City to its network brings the total number of cities served by Qatar Airways to 30.