Preighters between Phuket and Penang
Effective today, 2 February 2023, Qatar Airways Cargo will operate an A330 passenger freighter to Penang (Malaysia) via Qatar Airways’ passenger flights to Phuket (Thailand), four times a week. This adds over 70 t of available capacity each week that will feed into the carrier’s cargo network via Doha.
This "next generation-style multi-modal service" complements the existing seven weekly belly-hold flights to Kuala Lumpur, providing customers with over 200 t of cargo capacity from Malaysia.
Guillaume Halleux, chief officer cargo: "Our network planners saw a perfect opportunity in the A330 flight’s ground-time in Phuket and have worked hard to establish a well-scheduled, interim passenger-freighter connection to Penang and back to maximise the cargo capacity into and out of Malaysia’s second-busiest cargo airport." (ah)