Message from the Group Chief Executive Officer

Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world with an unprecedented expansion rate averaging almost 40% year on year. Over the past decade, we have expanded our cargo and aircraft fleet and developed our cargo route network. We have been growing continuously, while offering our customers the best levels of service.

Today Qatar Airways Cargo is the world's third largest cargo carrier and serves over 60 freighter destinations worldwide via its state-of-the-art Doha hub. Utilising a dedicated freighter fleet of one B747-8, eight Airbus A330 and thirteen Boeing 777 freighters together with Qatar Airways passenger fleet we deliver freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on over 200 aircraft.

At the forefront of our global cargo innovations is the new cargo facility at Hamad International Airport. One of the most sophisticated cargo terminals in the industry; it is a platform for the expanding global freight business, enabling Qatar Airways Cargo to provide unified and efficient services to customers and cargo carriers around the world. Qatar Airways new cargo handling facility sets new standards of service and quality throughout the world.

Qatar Airways Cargo has made a substantial investment in its Doha hub with experienced staff and premium facilities to ensure all cargo deliveries are processed efficiently and seamlessly. Superior facilities and skilled personnel ensure expert handling over a wide variety of product categories. We match the quantity of our capacity with the quality of our products, which include express products, live animals, dangerous goods, valuables, vulnerable goods, automobiles, perishables, oversized cargo, pharmaceuticals and general cargo that require air freight carriage.

Our team of specialists are constantly achieving unrivalled transhipment times using the latest logistical management technology, ensuring on-time delivery and operational efficiency. Our superior business practices have earned the coveted ISO 9001:2000 for quality management systems in freight space.

Thank you for choosing Qatar Airways as your trusted cargo provider.


Akbar Al Baker
GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE
His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker´s Profile
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, is one of the most recognisable figures in the global aviation industry.

Mr. Akbar Al Baker has been instrumental in shaping the development of Qatar Airways into one of the fastest growing and most highly acclaimed airlines in the world - named 'Airline of the Year' in 2017, 2015, 2012 and 2011 by global industry body Skytrax.

Mr. Al Baker has spearheaded the growth of Qatar Airways, which operated only four aircraft in a regional capacity prior to his appointment. Qatar Airways currently flies over 200 aircraft to more than 150 destinations across six continents.

In August 2017, H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker, was announced as the Chairman of the Board of Governors (BoG) of the prestigious global aviation industry body International Air Transport Association (IATA), coming in to effect June 2018. In November 2017 he was proudly named 'Aviation Executive of the Year' by CAPA Centre for Aviation in recognition of his global influence and visionary approach to the airline industry. H.E. Mr. Al Baker is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Arab Air Carriers Organisation (AACO) and is a non-executive Director of Heathrow Airport Holdings (HAH) - the company responsible for the running and development of the UK's largest airport. In June 2015 the President of the Republic of France, François Hollande, presented H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker with the Legion of Honour in recognition of his leadership in the aviation industry.

A highly motivated individual, Mr. Al Baker has been a successful businessman in Doha for more than 25 years, holds a private pilot license, and is also CEO of several divisions of Qatar's national airline - these being Qatar Executive, Hamad International Airport, Qatar Aviation Services, Qatar Aircraft Catering Company, Qatar Distribution Company, Qatar Duty Free and Internal Media Services to name a few.

Born in Doha, he is a graduate in Economics and Commerce and worked at various levels in the Civil Aviation Directorate before becoming Qatar Airways' Group Chief Executive in 1997.

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