The cargo carrier was recognised for its recent developments, leadership and innovation in the air freight industry
Doha, Qatar, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo was presented with the “International Cargo Airline of the Year” award at the STAT Times grand gala awards event held at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai on 26 February 2020. The biennial awards event is held in conjunction with the Air Cargo India exhibition and conference organised by Messe München.
The STAT Times International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo recognises cargo carriers who have made immense progress and introduced innovations in the air freight industry while investing in and enhancing customer experience. The winners were selected through a two-tier process via an online voting system by the readers of STAT Times.
Mr. Peter Penseel, Senior Vice President Cargo Sales and Network Planning received the award on behalf of the cargo carrier. Mr. Penseel expressed his gratitude to all customers and staff: “It has been a long, amazing and challenging journey to become the leading air cargo carrier globally and we would like to thank all our customers for placing their trust in us. Special thanks also go to our dedicated teams globally who never fail to amaze us each day and whose work always reflects our “customer first” motto in everything they do. We will continue to seek new opportunities to grow our business and invest in our network, fleet and products offering our customers unmatched quality. Qatar Airways Cargo is truly honoured to be awarded “International Cargo Airline of the Year” by the readers of STAT Times.
The Qatar Airways Cargo delegation met with several customers over the three-day cargo exhibition in Mumbai. Mr. Penseel also participated in the conference panel discussion “Trade tension drag on air cargo and building resilience” along with other senior executives in the industry. The three-day conference running alongside the Air Cargo India exhibition brings together notable and key industry leaders and experts to discuss, debate and present the future trends that will shape the logistics industry.
With belly-hold services to 13 destinations and freighters to seven destinations in India, Qatar Airways Cargo is expanding its footprint in the country, a major market for the cargo carrier. Qatar Airways Cargo offers businesses in India efficient connections to Africa, Europe and the Americas via its world-class Doha hub. More than 3000 tonnes of general cargo, perishables, pharmaceuticals, courier and other products are flown on Qatar Airways flights and freighters from India to these key markets via Doha each week.
The world’s leading global carrier has a wealth of experience in the air freight business and offers cargo capacity on a young and modern fleet of 28 freighters in addition to belly-hold services to a global network using more than 250 passenger aircraft. Qatar Airways Cargo offers distinctive products, namely QR Pharma, QR Fresh, QR Live, QR Mail and QR Express for the air freight of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical cargo, perishables, live animals, as well as air transport of mail and other time-critical express shipments. The carrier’s QR Charter product offers charter solutions to the carrier’s global network of more than 160 destinations and also to those destinations that are not part of its scheduled services.
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About Qatar Airways:
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating more than 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 160 business and leisure destinations on board a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft. The world’s fastest-growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2020, including Osaka, Japan; Santorini, Greece; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Almaty and Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan; Accra, Ghana; Cebu, Philippines; Lyon, France; Trabzon, Turkey; Siem Reap, Cambodia and Luanda, Angola.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. Qatar Airways is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times.
Qsuite, a patented Qatar Airways product, features the industry’s first-ever double bed in Business Class, as well as privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room, a first of its kind in the industry.
Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 160 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 4,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, B777, A350, A380, A319 and select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.
Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA 2022 World Cup, reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message – Going Places Together.
Qatar Airways Cargo, one of the world’s leading international air cargo carriers, serves more than 60 freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 160 key business and leisure destinations globally on more than 250 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, 21 Boeing 777 freighters and five Airbus A330 freighters.
Qatar Executive is the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group. Luxury jet services are available for worldwide charter on board the operator’s wholly-owned business jet fleet. Qatar Executive is the launch customer for Gulfstream’s G700, the world’s first commercial service operator of the Gulfstream G500 and largest commercial operator of the G650ER worldwide. Qatar Executive’s service portfolio also includes aircraft management, maintenance and Fixed Based Operator services.
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Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200
Source: Qatar Airways