Jeddah, Sept 01st 2012
Saudi Airlines Cargo Co. has announced that it is to add a new weekly freighter from Hong Kong, thus increasing the frequency of its flights from seven to eight per week. The decision follows the success of its existing service and is in line with the airline’s current strategy to continue with its fleet expansion and the opening of new destinations in 2012.
Already well established in the Asian market, Saudia Cargo will now operate eight freighters per week from Hong Kong using B747 freighter aircraft, thus fulfilling current market demand for additional capacity on this route. The new service will run every Sunday night, taking the weekly capacity up to 800 tons.
“We closely engage with our clients on market developments and their requirements. Considering their requests for greater capacity into the Middle East, Africa and Saudi Arabia, we are pleased to offer this additional service,” commented Vikram Vohra, Regional Sales Director Far East at Saudia Cargo. “The timing of this launch also coincides with the traditional strengthening of export demand from the Far East as we enter Q4,” he added.
Saudi Airlines Cargo Co. operates scheduled freighter services with 13 freighters and sells the belly-capacity on 145 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.