Qatar Airways Cargo adds Norwegian energy capital Stavanger to its network

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Follow @SamJermy and @SupplyChainD on Twitter.Qatar Airways Cargo has announced the launch of freighters to Stavanger in Norway, effective from 3 Novemb...

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Qatar Airways Cargo has announced the launch of freighters to Stavanger in Norway, effective from 3 November 2014.

Stavanger will be served once a week by an Airbus A330F freighter, with the freighter making a stop at Brussels before heading to Stavanger Airport and then returning to Doha.

Ulrich Ogiermann, Chief Officer Cargo at Qatar Airways said: “We are very excited to be the first carrier to operate scheduled freighters into the Norwegian energy capital of Stavanger. This new route will allow us to cater to the strong import and export demand in this city and will facilitate trade between the State of Qatar and Norway.

“We already operate freighters to Oslo in Norway and are glad to introduce this new route, in line with our customers’ demands.”

Leif Anker Lorentzen, Airport Director of Stavanger Airport, Sola, said: “As the oil and gas capital of Norway, and one of the world’s leading energy cities, we focus on improving our relations and our connectivity to the Middle East.

“The establishment of a new freight route by Qatar Airways Cargo between Stavanger to the world’s oil and gas regions, will enable us to create more valuable relationships and do better business in the future.”

Stavanger is known as the European oil and gas capital, with many of the major oil and gas companies and supplier companies having their Norwegian headquarters located in Stavanger. Other areas of activity and business include fishing, shipping, finance, culture, food and renewable energy.

There is also great demand for Norwegian salmon worldwide, while imports include considerable quantities of motor vehicles and other transport equipment, raw materials, and industrial equipment.

With the introduction of scheduled freighter services, Qatar Airways Cargo will provide air transportation to these growing industries through the Doha hub, to and from more than 140 destinations worldwide.

Qatar Airways Cargo serves more than 40 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 140 key business and leisure destinations globally on 137 aircraft.

For more information, please visit the company site at: http://www.qatarairways.com/global/en/press-release.page?pr_id=pressrelease_qr-cargo-stavanger-201014

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