Saudi Airlines Cargo will begin operating 3 weekly 747 freighters to the new Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC) as of March 2012. The service will operate three times per week, with direct flights departing from Brussels twice a week and from Amsterdam once a week. The new service, which is part of a global part charter program with DHL Global Forwarding, enables Saudi Airlines Cargo to offer direct capacity from Europe to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
“We chose to work with Saudi Airlines Cargo on this program because, in addition to the new strategic orientation of SV, we have found the right mix of commitment, flexibility and network capabilities,” said Ingo-Alexander Rahn, Executive Vice President Global Airfreight and Head of StarBroker at DHL Global Forwarding.
“We are extremely excited to be partnering up with the world’s largest forwarder, DHL Global Forwarding, on the new Dubai flights from Europe. This deal will help us to further expand our activities in the UAE, where we already operate scheduled B747 freighters from Sharjah to Lagos and N’djamena on top of 75 weekly passenger flights to Saudi Arabia,” commented 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.
DHL Global Forwarding is the leading worldwide provider of freight transportation and related logistics services, including air freight forwarding.