Bolloré Logistics participates in new airfreight service to Africa with Qatar Airways Cargo
07 August 2023
On 3 May 2023, Bolloré Logistics Europe and Bolloré Logistics China took part in the celebration and official launch of the Qatar Airways Cargo African hub in Kigali.
Partnering with Qatar Airways Cargo enables Bolloré Logistics to broaden its range of services to its customers using a wider intra-African transportation network, offering reliable service quality and a more efficient routing to Africa. In March 2023, Qatar Airways Cargo started operations from Doha to Kigali, with up to 100 tonnes of freight capacity on each aircraft. The cargo route connecting Doha and Kigali is operated by a Boeing 777 cargo aircraft with flights twice a week.
Since June, Qatar Airways Cargo have expanded their services to offer a weekly service from Doha to Kigali via Istanbul and intra-Africa services between Kigali and Lagos (three times per week), Kigali and Kano (once a week) and Kigali and Johannesburg (two times per week), all operated by an Airbus A310.
Director of Operations at Bolloré Logistics Greater China
Bolloré Logistics and Qatar Airways Cargo have been working together for several years. The opening of the Kigali Hub will open new opportunities for both companies' cargo operations across Africa. It will enable us to meet the growing needs of our customers and, over time, promises to foster economic prosperity on the continent.
The Kigali hub is Qatar Airways Cargo’s first cargo hub outside Qatar. It will provide a firm foundation for the future development of the air cargo logistics industry in Africa and help to drive the continent's economic growth.