How can Texas, and other Central U.S. grocers, get their perishable goods fresher, extend their shelf-life, and get to market faster? Why not fly those goods directly into DFW? On March 27, Qatar Cargo did just that with the start of a new freighter operation from Bogota, Colombia (BOG) to DFW Airport.
The new Qatar Cargo flight operates once a week on Mondays and was planned with the objective of reducing transit time and costs of delivering flowers and other perishable goods from South America to local grocery store shelves across Texas and surrounding states. DFW CBP and USDA officials have been supportive of this new service, and imported goods, especially flowers, have been received and cleared seamlessly and efficiently. The flight arrives in the morning, and the goods are on the truck to the distribution centers by the end of the day.
We look forward to adding to this new Qatar Cargo service with additional frequencies and increased allocation. Just in time for fresh flowers for Mother’s Day. Thanks, Qatar Cargo!