Qatar Airways Cargo has commenced direct freighter service to Yangon, offering additional capacity to support Myanmar’s exports, primarily of garments. The Doha-Yangon-Doha route is served once a week with the Airbus A330 freighter, providing more than 60 tonnes of cargo capacity. Garments destined for Europe and US markets will get a stopover at Doha.
The new service will also facilitate the transit of pharmaceutical imports from Europe to Myanmar through its established QR Pharma solution, according to a press release from the airlines. Myanmar’s air freight exports and imports have risen by 87 per cent and 58 per cent in metric tonnes since 2014.