Qatar Cargo to provide an airbridge between France and Vietnam
Qatar Cargo to provide an airbridge between France and Vietnam. The airline will be using its Boeing B777F freighter aircraft and B777 of its passenger variant for this service. The airline also had provided an air bridge between France and China. Qatar Airways is one of the few airlines to have been operating passenger as well as cargo flights for the last few months.
Air bridge between France and Vietnam
Qatar Cargo is introducing an air bridge between France and Vietnam using its B777 aircraft. The airline is set to use 11xB777 freighter aircraft for its operation from Hanoi.
It is also set to use four weekly cargo only passenger B777 aircraft which will operate from Ho Chi Minh until June for its customer Bollore Logistics.
These flights will transport more than 2,000 tons of essential medical supplies, face masks and PPE’s to support French government and French ministry of health in its fight against the pandemic. These are in addition to the 10 weekly flights it operate to Vietnam.
“We are glad to support France in their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Our entire team is working hard to ensure critical medical supplies are reaching places where they are needed the most. We couldn’t have done this withoutthe help of our commercial customers who have supported us to prioritise aid and relief shipments over their existing commercial arrangements. These are difficult times, but I am confident that we will all emerge stronger after the crisis is over.”Mr. Guillaume Halleux, Chief Officer Cargo said in a statement
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Global cargo operations
Qatar Airways has operated a number of charter as well as scheduled B777F flight transporting over 5,000 tons of medical supplies and goods into France. The airline had recently established a cargo bridge between France and China.
The airline is also operating around 175 flights per day breaking records for the number of flights being operational. During the past months the airline has been closely working with governments and NGO’s for the transfer of over 1000,000 tons of medical supply and aid.
This has been done using both passenger as well as cargo aircraft and on charter as well as scheduled services. Qatar Airways is one of the few airlines to have been operating to as many destinations as it has done.
Qatar Airways had adopted a series of measures for its ground staff which includes adhering to social distancing to ensure minimum level of contact.
All of its freighters and passenger aircraft are equipped with face masks, gloves and hand sanitisers for crew and all the crew and staff are screened regularly.
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