Saturday 1st Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

IAG Cargo expands Qatar deal

IAG Cargo has extended its capacity partnership with Qatar Airways, a year on from the signing of the original freighter deal.

B777 freighter aircraft Qatar.jpgIn addition, IAG and Qatar have increased the number of destinations the deal covers to nine routes.

IAG Cargo chief Steve Gunning said: “Our freighter partnership model with Qatar has worked very well… Through such agreements we are able to support our customers where they need us and drive network growth in an asset light way.”

A new Shanghai to Madrid service and a new feed from Islamabad to the IAG Cargo network have launched, representing this latest stage of the partnership. IAG Cargo is also increasing the capacity it books on the regional routes, covered by the Qatar Airways partnership.

Ulrich Ogiermann, Qatar Airways chief officer cargo, said: “Qatar Airways Cargo’s expanding fleet and exceptional growth, together with our proven reliability and global network, offer a strong platform to enable bilateral alliances.”