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WFS Wins Handling Contract for Qatar Airways’ New Pittsburgh Freighter Service

Qatar Airways Cargo has appointed Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) to provide cargo handling for its new twice-weekly Boeing 777 freighter services to Pittsburgh International Airport.

The launch of the new route will make Qatar Airways the first international airline to commence a scheduled freighter service to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It will be the airline’s fifth freighter destination in the Americas to be launched in 2017.

With the introduction of freighter services to Pittsburgh, Qatar Airways is adding a further 200 tonnes of cargo capacity a week to support customers in the state of Pennsylvania, complementing the 100 tonnes of belly-hold cargo capacity a week already offered onboard its daily wide-body A350 passenger flights to Philadelphia.

Barry Nassberg, Group Chief Commercial Officer of WFS said, “We are delighted to be continuing to grow our international services for Qatar Airways and to be awarded this contract to support its latest new freighter route to and from the U.S. The WFS team in Pittsburgh is committed to ensuring Qatar Airways and its cargo customers receive the highest standards of security, safety and quality of service.”