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Qatar Airways Cargo results show increase tonnage in 2015

Posted 2 March 2016 · Add Comment

Statistics revealed by Qatar Airways Cargo show international airfreight carrier increased its tonnage by 37.5 per cent in 2015.

Highlighting the airline’s continued growth and expansion, year-on-year figures show that the carrier increased its tonnage from 1,104,000 tonnes in 2014 to 1,520,000 tonnes in 2015. 

The airline also revealed that import cargo into Doha increased by 29 per cent, exports out of Doha increased by 10 per cent and transit cargo at the hub increased by 39 per cent in 2015. 

“At a time when international air cargo traffic grew only 2.5 per cent in 2015, it makes us very proud that our year-on-year figures from 2014 to 2015 show that we have grown our tonnage by 37.5 per cent,” said Ulrich Ogiermann, Qatar Airways chief officer cargo. “We have achieved this phenomenal growth through a combination of fleet and network expansion, creative interline agreements and by deploying capacity on expanding or untapped markets.” 

Further tonnage growth is expected for 2016 as more aircraft join the expanding fleet and more destinations are added to the route network. An A330F and a new Boeing 747F nose loader were received by the airline in December, and an eighth A330F recently joined the fleet. Three more Boeing 777 freighters are scheduled to arrive by the end of 2016. The airline splits its cargo capacity across its freighters and passenger aircraft with 51 per cent of shipments carried on freighters compared to 49 per cent in the belly-hold.

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