Together, Africa and Qatar Airways Cargo play a key role in putting food on tables all over the world. Every second shipment that leaves an African airport on board of Qatar Airways Cargo, is headed for the world's restaurants and supermarkets.
Transported goods range from everyday berries, vegetables and meat, to exotic lobsters, oysters, and abalones, over 37,000 tons of agricultural produce from 26 stations in 20 African countries annually make their way around the globe via Qatar Airways Cargo's Doha hub.
Right now, the super fruit peak season is underway: blueberries and strawberries from South Africa, Egypt, Zimbabwe, and Zambia are heading to the Far East, Middle East, European Union, and the UK, alongside North African watermelon, as well as stone fruits, mangos, pineapples, avocados, and a host of other healthy options.
Truffles, too, are regularly shipped to the Middle East. Nicolas Danton, Qatar Airways Cargo's Regional Cargo Manager Africa, states: "Qatar Airways Cargo plays a crucial role in connecting Africa to the world, especially in facilitating the transportation of perishable shipments which require a consistent cool-chain throughout, so that they arrive in the best possible condition."