17 May 2018 - 0:00

Wales keen to tap Qatar-UK air freight, cargo opportunities

The Peninsula

DOHA: Wales is continuing to reach out and build a new ‘air bridge’ for freight between the UK and Qatar via its service from Cardiff Airport, which was launched on May 1.

Within weeks of the launch of Qatar Airways service between Cardiff and Doha, CEO of Cardiff Airport Deb Barber and Finance Director Huw Lewis are visiting Doha to discuss developing Air freight and cargo opportunities for the Gulf region, from Cardiff Airport, to serve Wales and the south west of England.

CEO of Cardiff Airport Deb Barber said, “We are delighted to be travelling back to Doha, this time from Cardiff Airport which is a tremendous step forward for travellers and businesses across the region. There are great business opportunities to further develop links between the UK and Qatar and we are very pleased to be progressing conversations where the airport can play a key role.

“We will continue to work closely with all parties, including the Welsh Government who last week sent a trade mission to Qatar to further strengthen the links between our two nations.”