Doha, - Qatar Airways Cargo announced today that it will commence its first freighter service to the Cambodian city of Phnom Penh on April 3. The operation will offer 60 tons of cargo each way in the trip that will take place once a week.
A statement released today by Qatar Airways to the press said that Garments will represent the majority of uplift out of Cambodia. Garments represents the largest portion of Cambodia's manufacturing sector and account for 80 per cent of the country's exports.
Qatar Airways Cargo currently carries more than 70 tons of belly-hold cargo on the daily wide-body passenger flights to Phnom Penh via Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam every week. The introduction of direct freighter services on this route offers exporters increased capacity and flexibility to transport their commodities to Qatar Airways' global network of more than 150 destinations via its state-of-the-art hub in Doha.
"This is our fifth freighter destination launched this year, in tandem with our increased fleet size," Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo said Ulrich Ogiermann.
"Intra-Asia air cargo has grown over the years, and we have observed substantial migration of manufacturing trade from China to Southeast Asian countries such as Cambodia and Vietnam. Leveraging our extensive network of more than 70 cities in Africa, Europe and the Americas, we are in the lead to provide our customers in the Southeast Asia region adequate capacity, flexibility and world-class air freight solutions via our state-of-the-art Doha hub," he added. (QNA)
Source: Qatar News Agency