Saudi Airlines Cargo has expanded its presence in African and Europe with additional freighter flights along with extra belly-capacity onboard Saudia passenger flights during the high season aiming to increase its network capabilities starting this September.
Saudia Cargo, for example, added a second weekly freighter flight to operate to New York/JFK via Liege, Belgium, by a Boeing 747-400F freighter aircraft.
It also launched four flights into Liege From Jeddah for a total of five weekly frequencies. Two flights will also depart Liege and fly to Dammam and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, through a weekly, and bi-weekly service, respectively.
Saudia Cargo also has become the largest player in the Kenya-Europe market by adding four weekly freighter flights from Nairobi airport to Europe as a total of 11 flights per week. In addition, the company added an additional flight to Khartoum International Airport via a 777F aircraft.
Last June, Saudia Cargo announced the launching of its new stations in Athens and Marrakesh in line with its 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 in the region.
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.
Earlier, the carrier also renewed and expanded its contracts with Worldwide Flight Services in Europe and North America in anticipation of growth in volumes during the peak season.