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Qatar Airways Cargo to boost Myanmar’s garment exports

Qatar Airways Cargo has commenced direct freighter service to Yangon, Myanmar and has been providing over 60 tonnes of cargo capacity on the Doha-Yangon- Doha route. The airways acting chief officer, cargo, Guillaume Halleux, since the country’s liberalisation, Myanmar has had the fastest- growing economy in the ASEAN region and foreign investment in local trade has seen tremendous growth. Qatar Airways is the first international airline to serve this emerging market with scheduled freighter service.

Ready-made garments are the country’s main exports destined largely for Europe and the US through a seamless stopover at the cargo carrier’s state-of- the-art Doha hub. This new service will also facilitate the transit of pharmaceutical imports from Europe to Myanmar through its established QR Pharma solution. Asia Pacific is a prime air cargo market for Qatar Airways Cargo and post the launch of its new freighter service to Yangon, the air cargo carrier has grown its network in the region to eight destinations.

Qatar Airways Cargo also offers significant belly capacity to 29 cities in the region providing a combined weekly capacity of over 8,000 tonnes out of Asia Pacific.