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Oct 2013

Saudi Airlines Cargo and AV Cargo Airlines are delighted to announce their joint co-operation for the movement of cargo to 4 destinations in West Africa via Lagos.

Through the signing of the recent interline agreement, Saudia Cargo will benefit from the extension of its network through its cargo hub in Lagos. Cargo will be carried on Saudia B747 freighter services into this key Nigerian airport for onward connections to AV Cargo-served destinations Bamako, Freetown, Pointe-Noire and Ouagadougou. With both carriers operating wide-body freighter aircraft it is an ideal combination as it complements their respective services.

“This agreement provides some fantastic opportunities for both airlines to extend their networks in a complementary manner, benefiting from the strengths of one another,” stated Simon Clarke, CEO AV Cargo. “It is testament to the mutual respect each airline holds for the other that this agreement came about. We look forward to its success,” he added.

“The cooperation with AV Cargo makes our hub in Lagos more attractive,” said Peter Scholten, VP Commercial at Saudia Cargo. “We can now offer MD11 main deck capacity to 4 destinations connecting with our daily B747 freighter service,” he continued.

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.

AV Cargo Airlines is an international cargo carrier operating with MD11F. It specialises in scheduled services into West Africa and offers charter solutions worldwide.

For more information please contact:
Corporate Communications
Saudi Airlines Cargo Company
P.O. Box 620 C.C. 705
Jeddah 21231
Saudi Arabia
Office: +966 2 686 0310
Fax: +966 2 686 0394
E-mail: hburhan@saudiairlines.com