DOHA: Qatar Airways Cargo has taken delivery of its thirteenth Boeing B777 freighter. Continuing its trajectory of rapid growth and expansion, the worldâ€™s third largest international cargo carrierâ€™s fleet now includes 22 freighters, comprising eight Airbus A330F, 13 Boeing B777F and one Boeing B747-8F.
Ulrich Ogiermann, Chief Officer Cargo, Qatar Airways said, â€śWe are excited to take delivery of the newest freighter just days after our first Boeing B747-8F nose loader freighter joined the fleet, and at a time when we are increasing our capacity and frequencies as part of our network expansion strategy. The new freighters will be deployed on long haul routes in scheduled services and will further boost QR Charter services, allowing us to provide bespoke air charter services for various industries, including the industrial and oil and gas sectors.â€ť
Qatar Airways Cargo received delivery of its first Boeing B777 freighter in 2010, and today the cargo carrier operates a fleet of 13 Boeing B777 freighters on long-haul routes to the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific and select destinations in Africa.
With a payload capacity of more than 100 metric tonnes, the Boeing B777F is capable of flying 9,070 km.