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Qatar Airways Cargo's inaugural freighter touches down in Pittsburgh

Posted 16 October 2017 · Add Comment

Qatar Airways Cargo's Boeing 777 freighter arrived at Pittsburgh International Airport last Thursday to a water salute welcome. The cargo carrier launches Pittsburgh as its thirteenth freighter destination in the Americas.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “It is a proud moment for us to be the first international airline to commence scheduled freighter services to Pittsburgh, bridging the air cargo gap between Americas, Europe and Asia. The launch of this new route strengthens our commitment to supporting the American import and export markets and offers a direct freighter connection out of Pennsylvania to Qatar Airways Cargo’s expansive global network.”

Prior to the arrival of the inaugural flight, Qatar Airways Cargo and Pittsburgh International Airport celebrated the launch of this new route, inviting the local business community, freight forwarders and shippers to a networking reception. 

Pittsburgh International Airport Chief Executive Officer, Christina Cassotis, said: "We are thrilled that Qatar Airways Cargo has selected Pittsburgh as its next North American cargo destination. Known for its world-class service, we are excited to welcome them as the first international cargo service to fly from Pittsburgh International Airport

"I thank Qatar Airways Cargo for partnering with us and recognising the demand and opportunity here in Pittsburgh. This global air freight connectivity positions Pittsburgh International as a logistics center for importing and exporting our region's goods.”

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