Saudia Cargo adds Boeing 747-400F freighter

New aircraft will boost the cargo and supply operations and help meet the significant surge on the demand

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. According to IATA report, the global air freight markets demand fell by 27.7% in April 2020, compared to the previous year. Image used for illustrative purpose

Image used for illustrative purpose. According to IATA report, the global air freight markets demand fell by 27.7% in April 2020, compared to the previous year. Image used for illustrative purpose

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Saudia Cargo has added a Boeing 747-400F freighter, taking the total number of its fleet to seven aircraft.
 
The company said the new aircraft will boost the cargo and supply operations and help meet the significant surge on the demand for medicine, medical and preventive equipment and other similar goods.
 
Omar Hariri, CEO, Saudia Cargo, commented: “We have taken practical steps to guarantee the cargo and supply operations smooth continuity to and from the Kingdom ever since the flights, excluding cargo and evacuation, were suspended due to Covid-19. Today, flights have resumed but only to a certain degree. Once the new freighter is put into operation, it will increase the operation and cargo capacity and help the company meet its targets and provide logistic support to deliver urgent medical cargo to the kingdom in order to mitigate the impact of Covid-19.”
 
The aircraft started the freighter services in September after all licences have been obtained, flight schedules have been prepared and proper enhancements have been put in place.
 
Since the emergence of Covid-19, Saudia Cargo has taken numerous measures to ensure that cargo operations continued to run efficiently and provided high-quality logistic services. The company increased air freight services to many global destinations and markets covering the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the United States of America.
 
It announced on March 25 the operation of passenger planes that were converted into cargo aircraft to increase capacity after complying with preventive and safety measures for crews on board.
 
Saudia Cargo fleet consists of seven Boeing aircraft as follows: four Boeing 777 and three Boeing 747-400F. -- Tradearabia News Service

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