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Qatar Airways will begin operations to Mexico City twice a week, marking the foray of the Middle Eastern airliner into Latin America for the first time
Ulrich Ogiermann, chief officer of cargo of Qatar Airways, said, ”The first Qatar Airways Cargo flight to Mexico will be a historic moment for us, as it heralds the beginning of our operations in Latin America. This is yet another important milestone for us, and it demonstrates that we are well on track towards becoming a world-class air cargo service provider with international reach.”
Qatar Airways said it will operate the bi-weekly cargo service between Doha’s Hamad International Airport and Mexico City’s Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, using the Boeing 777 freighter.
Ian Morgan, vice-president of cargo for Qatar Airways, said, ”Mexico has one of the world’s largest economies, and it boasts of one of the most developed manufacturing sectors in Latin America. The new dedicated Qatar Airways Cargo service will create new and exciting opportunities for businesses in Mexico and beyond.”
Major items of exports from Mexico include cars and vehicle parts, consumer electronics (televisions, mobile phones, LCD displays), oil and oil-derived products, silver, perishables and pharmaceuticals, added the airline company.