December 21 - With effect from February 2017, Qatar Airways Cargo will commence freighter services to and from the South American destinations of Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and Quito, as well as Miami in the USA.

Qatar Airways Cargo's Boeing 777 freighter will fly twice-weekly from Doha, Qatar via Luxembourg to Buenos Aires (Argentina), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Quito (Ecuador) and Miami.

The Middle Eastern airline says that the new freighter services aim to meet the growing demand for import and export trade in the region.

The new cargo route brings the carrier's total freighter destinations in the Americas to 12.

According to Qatar Airways Cargo, imports into South America include a wide variety of products ranging from equipment for the oil and gas industry and high-tech commodities to medicines and chemical products.