Qatar Airways has started operating freighter flights from Doha to Macau and onward to Los Angeles and Mexico City.
Macau becomes the fourth Chinese city to which the Oneworld carrier operates freighter flights. Its cargo network already includes Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
The airline notes that many of the Guangdong province's industrial and manufacturing centres are located on the Macau side of the Pearl River Delta. Electronics, garments and e-commerce are the major commodities exported from the city, and consumer goods its major imports.
Boeing 777 Freighters which offer 100t of cargo capacity are being used to operate Qatar Airways' Macau flights. The onward transpacific leg is followed by a transatlantic one, as the aircraft returns to Doha via Liege in Belgium.
Beyond its freighter services, Qatar Airways transports belly hold cargo on passenger flights to seven Chinese destinations. In North America, the airline's network encompasses nine freighter and 11 belly hold destinations.
Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that Qatar Airways' freighter fleet includes 15 777Fs, as well as two 747-8Fs and eight A330-200Fs.