Qatar Airways Cargo said it will launch an express airfreight service for door-to-door and time-critical shipments. The new QR On-Board Courier service will be introduced on the cargo carrier’s global network next week.
QR On-Board Courier will provide transportation services with dedicated couriers accompanying each shipment from collection to delivery direct to the recipient.
Ulrich Ogiermann, Qatar Airways’ Chief Officer Cargo, said: “Qatar Airways Cargo’s new On-Board Courier service will focus on speed of delivery providing reliable transportation solutions to meet the demands of time-sensitive industries such as the high tech and automotive sectors. With Qatar Airways’ global network operating to 150 destinations, this premium service will be invaluable for multinational businesses that are at risk of supply chain delays.”
Customers will be able to track the real-time progress of their shipment at any time by using the online tracking system.
The QR On-Board Courier service is aimed at the automotive, financial, energy, pharmaceutical, medical and fashion industry for transportation of time-critical spare parts, samples, prototypes and important documents.
Qatar Airways Cargo operates a freighter fleet of eight B777Fs and six A330Fs. The airline recently announced a firm order for four B777 Freighters at the Paris Air Show on 18 June, and this is in addition to an existing order for four B777Fs and two firm A330Fs with options for a further eight.
QR Cargo and IAG Cargo intensify their collaboration
Meanwhile, QR Airways and IAG Cargo have expanded their capacity partnership for an indefinite period of time and have increased the number of destinations covered by the deal. Comments IAG Cargo’s CEO Steven Gunning: Through such agreements we are able to support our customers where they need us and drive network growth in an asset light way.”
Uli Ogiermann, Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo adds to this: “Our collaboration with IAG Cargo has proved successful over the past year and this partnership continues to represent an excellent opportunity to develop our business strategy through mutually beneficial commercial agreements.”
His airline now operates nine routes on which IAG Cargo purchases capacity.
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