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 one of the world's leading cargo carriers and serves over 60 freighter destinations worldwide via its state-of-the-art Doha hub. Utilising a dedicated freighter fleet of two B747-8, twenty-six Boeing 777 freighters and six B777-300ER mini freighters together with Qatar Airways passenger fleet we deliver freight to more than 160 key business and leisure destinations globally on over 250 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.

His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive

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 2017, 2015, 2012, 2011 and runner up in 2016, 2014, and 2013 by global industry audit 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 200 aircraft to more than 150 destinations across six continents.

Mr. Al Baker is the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Arab Air Carriers Organisation (AACO), a member of the Board of Governors of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and is a non-executive Director of Heathrow Airport Holdings (HAH). AACO is the organisation responsible for the development of the airline industry in the Arab world, IATA is the world regulatory body of airlines, and HAH is the company responsible for the running and development of the UK’s largest airport.

The President of the Republic of France, Francois Hollande, presented Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker with a Legion of Honour in June 2015 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 licence, 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.

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.

Guillaume Halleux

Chief Officer Cargo

A reputed personality with significant experience in the air cargo industry, Mr. Guillaume Halleux is the Chief Officer Cargo of Qatar Airways Cargo.

Born in France, Mr. Halleux started his career with Air France in 1997, holding various positions in the Logistics and Business Development department. He later joined SkyTeam Cargo USJV (a joint venture between Air France Cargo, Delta Cargo and Korean Air Cargo) in 2006 as Sales Director for North-eastern United States, before being promoted to Regional Director for Hong Kong and South China at Air France KLM.

In 2012, Mr. Halleux worked with Bollore´ Logistics as General Manager, Sales and Business Development for Vietnam, and later for Singapore. His tenure with Bollore´ Logistics has made him thoroughly conversant with the freight-forwarding industry and adept in both commercial and operational know-how appertaining to international air freight business.

Bringing with him over 20 years of experience and vast knowledge in the air cargo business, Mr. Halleux joined Qatar Airways Cargo as Vice President Asia Pacific in June 2016. Based in Singapore, he was responsible for driving cargo sales and operations in more than 15 countries in the region before joining the senior leadership team at Qatar Airways Cargo’s Doha head office in October 2017. He aspires to lead his highly engaged teams at Qatar Airways Cargo to build a global brand that focuses on delivering the best air cargo products and services in the industry.

Mr. Guillaume Halleux studied Economics in France and holds a Master in Business Administration from ICN Business School in Nancy, France.

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