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Qatar Airways Cargo starts Macau-Guadalajara freighter service


QATAR Airways Cargo has launched freighter services to Guadalajara, Mexico, using the airline's Boeing 777 freighter, owing to high demand.

The twice-weekly freighter service departs from Macau to Los Angeles and connects onwards to Mexico City arriving in Guadalajara, before departing for Doha via Liege. Guadalajara is the capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco, reported Gulf Times.

It has the third-largest economy and industrial infrastructure in Mexico. Major exports on the flights consist of perishables and general cargo, while general cargo will form the majority of imports.

Qatar Airways cargo chief officer Guillaume Halleux said: "We have had a very successful 2018. Our customers have welcomed the transpacific route, which is a faster solution over the Pacific for Asian exports destined for the Americas, and we are delighted to add Guadalajara as another stop on this route.

"The twice-weekly freighter offers significant capacity into and out of this destination and is an important addition to our expanding network of more than 60 freighter destinations. The launch of this freighter service to Guadalajara not only provides a consistent and reliable service, but also contributes to economic and trade growth in Mexico."

2018 has been highly successful for Qatar Airways Cargo with volumes rising by ten per cent compared to 2017. Exports grew by 14 per cent and transshipments were up 12 per cent. The carrier's products have also performed well with positive tonnage growth, following the roll out of an automated mail management system across its postal mail and e-commerce networks.

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