January 28 - Effective Mach 2016, Qatar Airways Cargo will launch three new freighter routes to Budapest, Prague and Ho Chi Minh City.

An A330 freighter will fly twice a week from Doha to Ho Chi Minh City on Thursdays and Saturdays, and will provide 120 tonnes of cargo capacity to and from the city per week, in addition to the 72 tonnes weekly belly hold capacity on the daily passenger flights to the Vietnamese location.

The new Doha - Budapest - Prague service will depart Qatar on Thursdays and Sundays, deploying another A330 freighter with a weekly capacity of 120 tonnes.

Qatar Airways Cargo's network expansion for 2016 began in January with the launch of a new freighter destination to Dallas/Fort Worth, taking the airline's number of freight destinations in the USA to 13.

A new A330 freighter and B747 nose-loader were received by the airline last month, and a further A330 freighter is scheduled to arrive in the first quarter of the year followed by three new Boeing 777 freighter aircraft by the end of 2016.