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Qatar Airways Cargo launches Drive

Qatar Airways Cargo has announced the launch of its new ‘Drive’ service to transport various types of cars by air.

Drive caters to the unique requirements of each vehicle, be it regular cars, vintage cars, premium or luxury models, new cars and sports cars, according to the airline.

Qatar Airways Cargo says the new service underscores the carrier’s commitment to delivering meticulous solutions for both personal and commercial vehicles.

Miguel Rodriguez Moreno, head of cargo products at the airline, said: “Drive exemplifies our unwavering commitment to precision and customer centricity. With this product, we combine technical proficiency, experienced teams and charter solutions to offer a tailored experience for the transportation of automobiles.

“We take pride in our expert and dedicated teams who have been involved in transporting vehicles for several years including vehicles for many global racing events. Our rigorous and meticulously designed training ensures that our dedicated staff follow handling protocols diligently at every stage of the journey.”

Drive offers customers the ability to move different types of high value vehicles with engine and wheels in a safe and efficient manner on the airline’s freighters and passenger flights to more than 160 belly-hold and over 70 freighter destinations as well as to those destinations that are not part of its scheduled services.

The Drive product is equipped to offer full or part-charters catering to the airline customers’ requests, and ensuring that even the most unique and exclusive automobiles are transported with the utmost care.

The airline’s specialist teams from Special Loads, Dangerous Goods, Operations, Charters and its Loadmasters collaborate to offer the optimal “loadability” and cost-effective solutions for all vehicles being transported.

Safety is paramount and the teams take extreme caution ensuring all safety measures are followed, and vehicles are tied down and secured properly before being flown on the flight.  The vehicles are monitored throughout the entire journey by the airline’s operational experts.

The airline has been transporting cars for several years. In 2022, Qatar Airways Cargo transported over 1400 vehicles, asserting its proven capability and expertise in handling different segments of vehicles.

The introduction of Drive showcases Qatar Airways Cargo’s position as a global leader in air cargo transportation, delivering solutions that meet the unique demands of the market and its discerning customers.

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