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IATA certifies QAS Cargo’s Doha hub as a Smart Facility



QAC’s ground handling partner, Qatar Aviation Services Cargo’s facility was certified by the IATA at the Doha hub as a Smart Facility. QAS Cargo is the first GHA in the Middle East and Africa to receive IATA’s Smart Facility Operational Capacity Certification. This achievement complements the recent IATA Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV Fresh) certification in June 2023. The IATA audit team validated the operational procedures of QAS Cargo in compliance with IATA Regulations. Guillaume Halleux, Chief Officer Cargo, Qatar Airways Cargo—QAS Cargo is its GHA, said, “Our growth to becoming the world’s leading air cargo carrier has been no easy achievement. The certification of our hub in Doha reflects the high standards that all types of cargo are handled seamlessly and securely, in compliance with the IATA regulations.” Deepak Balakrishnan, VP, QAS Cargo said, “The IATA certification is testament to the hard work and dedication by both Qatar Airways Cargo and QAS Cargo teams.”

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