Jeddah, 12th February 2014
Saudia Cargo is set to operate a series of four extra freighter flights from Nairobi to Amsterdam in February, so as to meet the high demand of flower exports during this traditional peak month. The extra frequencies to be operated using B747F, will be supplementary to the carrier’s already existing six weekly scheduled B747F frequencies on this prime sector, thereby providing a massive consolidated capacity of 2,800 tons for Kenyan flower traffic into Europe over the month.
“Over the last year, Saudia Cargo has significantly increased its scheduled capacity in the Kenyan export market by 40%,” commented Ken Mbogo, Regional Sales Director Africa at Saudia Cargo. “The deployment of these extra frequencies in February is a part of our continued strategic growth plan and a further testament of our long term commitment to the Kenyan floricultural industry,” he added.
Saudi Airlines Cargo operates a fleet of 15 freighters and sells the belly-capacity on 145 passenger aircraft for Saudi Arabia’s flag carrier Saudia, spanning a rapidly expanding global network of 225 destinations. In addition to its scheduled freighter services, the cargo airline also provides cost-effective and practical worldwide charter flight solutions from a growing fleet of dedicated charter aircraft.