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Qatar Airways Cargo and ECS Group celebrate one year of serving Lyon

Posted 30 September 2021 · Add Comment

Qatar Airways Cargo and ECS Group have celebrated their first year of air cargo services out of Lyon (LYS), France.

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Initially planned as a new Qatar Airways passenger service destination for the summer of 2020, prior to the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lyon was instead subsequently set up from scratch and in record time as a highly successful cargo gateway.

 

Four times a week, a flexible mix of passenger-to-cargo conversions (B777-300, A350-900, B787-9, and A330) and full-freighters links Lyon, France, eastbound via Doha to more than 50 destinations across Asia, Far East and Oceania. Westbound, Qatar Airways Cargo offers numerous routes out of Lyon via its regional hubs in Liège (LGG) and Luxembourg (LUX) to North and South America.

 

“Qatar Airways Cargo is proud to be celebrating its first anniversary of serving Lyon, also on behalf of our passenger division who would have been carrying this flag under normal circumstances. Qatar Airways Cargo has consistently demonstrated its flexibility and dedication by providing Lyon customers with a stable, regular service as well as tailored solutions when required, despite the many challenges and restrictions resulting from the pandemic,” said Kirsten de Bruijn, senior vice president cargo sales and network planning at Qatar Airways Cargo. “Against a backdrop of sky-rocketing operational and fuel costs, Qatar Airways Cargo’s commitment to unparalleled customer-centricity, and its mission to remain the number one international cargo airline, has required agility, adaptability, and determination. These core qualities are shared by our long-standing GSA partner, ECS, which has greatly contributed to successfully establishing and growing the Qatar Airways Cargo brand, services, and network within and beyond Lyon.”

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