Saudia Cargo resumes freighter flights to Guangzhou and Mumbai

Saudia Cargo resumes freighter flights to Guangzhou and Mumbai
Published: 6 May 2019 - 7:09 a.m.
By: Logistics Middle East Staff

Saudi Airlines Cargo Company has resumed its freighter flights to Guangzhou in China and Mumbai in India with a weekly freighter flight effective first of April 2019.

The resumed air freight service aims to meet the growing demand for cargo operations and stimulate trade movement to/from the Asian continent, in addition to the already operating 5 weekly flights to Dhaka and the 7 weekly flights to Hong Kong.

“This operation reflects the company’s policy aiming to enhance and increase trade activities between the Kingdom and both countries,” said Omar Hariri, CEO of Saudia Cargo.

“Saudia Cargo will mobilise its logistical capabilities to and from both destinations, adding an extra weekly freighter flight to Guangzhou operated by a Boeing 777F Aircraft and another to Mumbai, operated by a Boeing 747-400F, offering estimated 100 tons of capacity to each destination in addition to the belly-capacity on board Saudia passenger flights,” he added.

During the past year, Saudia Cargo strengthened its presence in the Asian continent to fill the exceeding demand for air cargo & logistical services through the belly-capacity on-board Saudi Arabian Airlines that operates 480 Weekly flights with the capacity of 5,836 Tons a week to/from 21 destinations in Asia.

Saudia Cargo, the national Saudi air freight carrier, offers 225 international destinations and 26 routes within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is a member of the SkyTeam Cargo alliance established in 2000.

This further expands its global network with SkyTeam Cargo members reaching across 900 destinations in more than 175 countries, through a dedicated state-of-the-art freighter fleet in addition to the belly capacity on board Saudia passenger flights, providing quality Ground Handling & logistical services in four mainline international stations around the Kingdom, and delivering an efficient & cost-effective solutions for cargo services around the world.

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