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Qatar Airways Cargo adds new pharma flights

Qatar Airways Cargo adds new pharma flights

Qatar Airways Cargo has launched new Pharma Express flights from the pharmaceutical hubs of Basel (EuropAirport) and Brussels Airport to Doha.

Qatar added an additional weekly frequency, operating on Fridays, from Basel to Doha on 3 February while two new Airbus A330 freighter services from Brussels to Doha on Wednesdays and Saturdays will begin on 15 February.

Basel and Brussels are both home to the headquarters of major pharma companies. Qatar Airways’ chief officer cargo, Ulrich Ogiermann says: “At Qatar Airways Cargo, we understand the intricacies involved in safeguarding the integrity of temperature-sensitive commodities during shipment. Therefore, we are committed to offering our customers seamless cool chain air logistics as well as uncompromised service standards compliant with Good Distribution Practice (GDP) requirements.

“Our Pharma Express flights are launched to cater to the rapidly expanding pharmaceutical industry. We are extremely proud to be the only international air cargo carrier to offer dedicated Pharma Express flights to the world’s major pharmaceutical and healthcare industry hubs.”

Pharma Express flights were launched in 2015 and currently operate from pharma hubs of Brussels, Basel, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad, transporting more than 30,000 tonnes of pharma products a year.