Jeddah, March 4th 2012
Saudi Airlines Cargo is to launch a new B747 freighter flight from Saigon, Vietnam, beginning 25 March 2012. In combination with its Hong Kong flights, the service will operate two times per week, thus linking Vietnam with the Middle East and Frankfurt.
“Saigon is an emerging market. With China becoming more expensive, production is increasingly being moved to Vietnam and other developing countries. This new service will enable us to expand our network into the region in response to changing market conditions,” said Peter Scholten, VP Commercial at Saudi Airlines Cargo.
Saudi Airlines Cargo operates scheduled freighter services with 12 freighters and sells the belly-capacity on 140 passenger aircraft for Saudi Arabian Airlines spanning a rapidly expanding global network of 225 destinations. The cargo airline also provides cost-effective and practical worldwide charter flight solutions from a growing fleet of dedicated charter aircraft.