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Qatar Cargo Expands To ATL, IAH, YYZ  
User currently offlineFrostbite From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 396 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3400 times:

Qatar Airways Cargo has announced a major expansion of its North American operations:

http://www.qatarairways.com/qa/en/pr...ressrelease_pressrelease_20111009b

In less than a month, the "Arabian oryx" will begin gracing the ramps of ATL and YYZ; freighter service to IAH will complement QR's existing daily passenger service.

A combined ATL/IAH service will operate 2x weekly starting November 2; YYZ will operate 1x weekly starting November 7. All services will operate to Doha via Luxemburg with 777F equipment.

Best of luck to QR!

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User currently offlineglobalflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 925 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

This is really fantastic news! Is there a timetable for the ATL/IAH routing. I have flown QR several times in JCL and it was fantastic! I would love to see a pax service to ATL!  


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User currently offlineFrostbite From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2866 times:

Quoting globalflyer (Reply 1):
Is there a timetable for the ATL/IAH routing.

I haven't been able to find one but it is probably a safe bet that most ops will be in the wee hours of the night.

Given the close ties between QR and Cargolux, I wonder if the upcoming QR frequencies from IAH/ATL to LUX will replace some of the existing Cargolux frequencies. For example, CV currently flies ATL-LUX 5x weekly.


User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4453 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2825 times:

The death of Cargolux begins.


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User currently offlineFlyer732 From Namibia, joined Nov 1999, 1363 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2775 times:

Quoting CX747 (Reply 3):
The death of Cargolux begins.

I've been contracted to them for some time, and one look around LUX would negate your comment fairly quickly. Aside from that, the 777 isn't nearly as capable as the 744F on dense cargo, no matter how you cut it.


User currently offlineCargoLex From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1259 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2753 times:

Hard to say what impact that will have on Cargolux. Yes, it could mean reduced CV frequencies to these airports (though CV doesn't serve YYZ), but it also might mean that the 777LRF is a better fit for current demand. CargoItalia made a big splash of launching ATL last year but couldn't make it work.

But I think the timing of this press release might have more to do with Lufthansa Cargo than with CV. Of these three destinations, two are served by LH Cargo by now-threatened night ops from Frankfurt. If LH isn't able to run these frequencies anymore, then QR might want to pick up that demand.


User currently onlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2960 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2657 times:

QR - Cargolux partnership in action !!! good to see QR tail in ATL.


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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1807 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

Quoting CX747 (Reply 3):
The death of Cargolux begins.

Rather the opposite. Cargolux will take advantage of QR's expansive destinations to more than 110 cities around the world, and it can add to QR's places where it does not serve expansively like North America.



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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3496 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2251 times:

What market is QR looking to serve with YYZ? Is there a significant amount of cargo movements to/from the Middle East via air?


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User currently offlineblueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3931 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2226 times:
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Quoting CX747 (Reply 3):
The death of Cargolux begins.

Qatar isn't majority shareholder by a mile.
I think it's actually good synergies. QR flights between DOH and LUX can feed CV flights to North and South America, and QR gets to benefit from CV's extensive RFS network.



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15719 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2199 times:

No flight to the new "Cargo City" in St. Louis? Man, QR is missing the boat on this one. Why fly to Atlanta when you can fly to St. Louis and truck cargo to Atlanta?

Quoting CX747 (Reply 3):
The death of Cargolux begins.

I think that's more than a little dramatic.



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2113 times:

MAy there will be some QR liveried 747s operated by Cargolux.

User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9164 posts, RR: 29
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2047 times:

Quoting CargoLex (Reply 5):
If LH isn't able to run these frequencies anymore, then QR might want to pick up that demand.

that is certainly a risk, but still, LH is on par here with QR as it does not matter whether freight is trucked to LUX or CGN (should LH move partially there)

Quoting blueflyer (Reply 9):

Qatar isn't majority shareholder by a mile.

but with a blocking minority they can do anything, besides that they have the money.



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