Huntsville, AL, September 09, 2023 –The first flight took to the skies today, marking the inauguration of DSV’s partnership with Qatar Airways Cargo. This collaboration introduces bi-weekly flights with direct cargo loading and management handled by DSV, and full commitment and lift by Qatar Airways Cargo.
DSV’s new air charter route, named “Gateway Star,” departs from Mexico City to Doha, Qatar via the strategic hubs of Huntsville, U.S. and Luxembourg. This route also has the potential to extend beyond Doha by seamlessly integrating with Qatar Airways Cargo’s global feeder network and becoming a pathway to other destinations.
Mads Ravn, Executive Vice President at DSV, expresses his enthusiasm for this milestone achievement: “Our partnership with Qatar Airways Cargo signifies a remarkable leap forward. This new air freight service underscores our unwavering commitment to revolutionizing logistics and ushering unparalleled connectivity to our valued clients. By collaborating with Qatar Airways Cargo, we not only extend our market presence but also create avenues for seamless access to the Middle East with a keen focus on boosting our Oil and Gas vertical.”
This strategic partnership highlights DSV’s commitment to connecting key industries with other regions of the world, providing improved service and flexibility to clients.
Ms. Elisabeth Oudkerk, Senior Vice President Cargo Sales and Network Planning at Qatar Airways Cargo added: “We are excited by this new partnership with DSV. This strategic initiative not only expands DSV’s market reach, but also establishes a direct scheduled service between Huntsville to the Middle East and beyond. The route will see twice weekly Boeing 777 freighters offering 200 tons of capacity per week. With the addition of Huntsville, Qatar Airways Cargo’s network in the Americas now increases to 22 destinations.”