|10 September, 2019

Saudia Cargo enhances presence in Europe and Africa

Saudia Cargo has announced the second freighter from the Kingdom to the US via European hubs, starting September

Image used for illustrative purpose. Emergency aid and goods are loaded onto a cargo plane at Riyadh airbase, bound for Gaza following airstrikes on the Palestinian territory, in this December 30, 2008.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Emergency aid and goods are loaded onto a cargo plane at Riyadh airbase, bound for Gaza following airstrikes on the Palestinian territory, in this December 30, 2008.

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Saudi Airlines Cargo Company (Saudia Cargo) has enhanced its presence in the African and European continents, adding new freighter flights alongside extra belly capacity onboard Saudia passenger flights during the high season aiming to increase its network capabilities starting this September.

Saudia Cargo added a second additional weekly freighter flight to operate on Tuesday and Thursday to JFK Airport in New York via LGG Airport in Liege, Belgium by a 747-400F freighter aircraft. Moreover, Saudia Cargo has become the largest player in the Kenya-Europe market by adding four weekly freighter flights from Nairobi airport to Europe, with a total of 11 flights per week. The company also added an additional flight to Khartoum International Airport via a 777F aircraft.

Last June, Saudia Cargo announced the launch of its new stations in Athens and Marrakech, in line with the company’s strategy to enhance its global presence and improve its logistical capabilities in order to answer the growing demand for air cargo and ground handling services.

The company also participated in the fifth edition of the international event Air Cargo Africa 2019, in Johannesburg, South Africa in February this year. Saudia Cargo’s pavilion offered networking opportunities and information regarding the company’s latest developments, commercial activities, various products, logistical services and other freighter services.

In a previous edition of the event, Air Cargo Africa 2017, Saudia Cargo was awarded the International Cargo Airline of the year, demonstrating the important role played by the firm in the global air cargo market and highlighting Saudia Cargo’s accomplishments throughout the years.

Saudia Cargo, the national Saudi air freight carrier, covers more than 900 destinations in more than 175 countries, through a dedicated state-of-the-art freighter fleet alongside the network of SkyTeam Cargo alliance, in addition to the belly capacity onboard Saudia passenger flights.

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