Laurels for air cargo in Nepal
Qatar Airways Cargo has pocketed an unusual award: the Nepal Freight Forwarders Association (Neffa) honoured the airline's cargo arm for achieving the highest export tonnage (2,850 t) out of the country in the course of 2020. The award was handed over in Kathmandu during the annual Nepal Cargo Day celebration organised by Neffa.
The awards are bestowed every year to honour the top three carriers for their roles in supporting the country’s exports.
Qatar Airways Cargo has been securing the first position for the highest uplift from Nepal for more than a decade. Nepal is a key market for the airline and it has been operating flights to its capital city, Kathmandu since 1997. The airline’s export market share in 2020 was 45% of the total exports from Nepal while imports constituted 44%. (cd)