Saudia Cargo resumes freighter ops to Guangzhou and Mumbai
Saudi Airlines Cargo Company has announced its decision to resume freighter operations to the Chinese city of Guangzhou and India’s commercial capital city, Mumbai. Effective April, the carrier is operating a weekly freighter flight, aiming to meet the growing demand for cargo operations & stimulate trade movement to/from the Asian continent, in addition to the already operating 5 weekly flights to Dhaka & the 7 weekly flights to Hong Kong.
Omar Hariri, CEO of Saudia Cargo said: “This operation reflects the company’s policy aiming to enhance and increase trade activities between the Kingdom & both countries.”
Hariri added: “Saudia Cargo will mobilize its logistical capabilities to and from both destinations, adding an extra weekly freighter flight to Guangzhou operated by a Boeing 777F aircraft & another to Mumbai, operated by a Boeing 747-400F, offering estimated 100 tonnes of capacity to each destination in addition to the belly-capacity on board Saudia passenger flights.”
During this 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 tonnes a week to/from 21 destinations in Asia.