Qatar Airways Cargo Announces New Freighter Destination Basel
January 15, 2015 16:11 PM
DOHA, Jan 15 (Bernama) -- Qatar Airways Cargo will launch twice weekly Airbus 330 freighter services to Basel, Switzerland, on Jan 28, as its first new freighter service of 2015, reports Qatar News Agency (QNA).
The airline said in a press release that it will also commence a "Pharma Express" service this month the first of its kind in the industry, offering air freight to the pharmaceutical industry worldwide.
The Pharma Express service will link two key pharma origins, Brussels and Basel, with the extensive Qatar Airways' network, via Doha, Qatar.
Basel has a large pharmaceutical industry and is home to the headquarters of many major pharmaceutical companies, while the Swiss chemical industry also operates largely from Basel.
Brussels and the region of Flanders in Belgium, house 146 life science companies with biotech activities.