It was a proud moment for Qatar Airways Cargo as the cargo carrier received the International Cargo Airline of the Year award at the STAT Times gala awards night held last week at Mumbai’s Grand Hyatt Hotel. The biennial awards ceremony was held in conjunction with the seventh edition of Air Cargo India exhibition and conference.

The STAT Times International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo recognizes cargo carriers who have made immense progress and introduced innovations in the air freight industry while enhancing customer experience which is core to every business. The winners were selected through the online voting system by STAT Times readers.

Acting Chief Officer Cargo, Mr. Guillaume Halleux, collected the award on behalf of the cargo carrier. Commenting on this proud achievement, Mr. Halleux expressed his gratitude to all customers and staff: “Customer-centricity is core to our business, and it is for our global customers and employees that we strive to build our success upon the foundation of service excellence and innovation. Our business partners and dedicated team at Qatar Airways Cargo are the ones who made this achievement possible, and we extend special thanks to them.

“Receiving this accolade accentuates our resilience in the face of challenges and our commitment in building customers’ trust and confidence. Qatar Airways Cargo has come a long way to become one of the leading international cargo carriers globally and we will continue to seek new opportunities to invest and grow our business, benefitting the entire air cargo industry.”

With belly-hold services to 13 destinations and freighters to seven destinations in India, Qatar Airways Cargo is expanding its footprint in the country, a major market for the cargo carrier. Qatar Airways Cargo offers businesses in India efficient connections to Africa, Europe and the Americas via its world-class Doha hub.

The world’s third largest cargo carrier has a wealth of experience in the air freight business and offers cargo capacity on a young and modern fleet of 23 freighters including belly-hold services to a global network using more than 180 passenger aircraft. Qatar Airways Cargo also offers distinctive products, namely QR Pharma, QR Live, QR Charter and QR Express offering efficiency and compliance in the handling of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical cargo, transportation of live animals as well as time-critical shipments. A