Jeddah, February 10th 2013
Saudia Cargo has announced that it will operate a series of four extra freighter flights from Nairobi to Amsterdam in order to meet extra demand for flowers in the traditionally busy month of February. The extra flights will be operated with a mix of MD11 and B747F, will be in addition to the existing five weekly scheduled freighter flights on this sector, providing a total capacity of 1,000 tons for flowers into the European market during this particular peak window.
“Kenya is the number one airfreight export country in Africa. Saudia Cargo is a well-established and leading carrier in this market. The deployment of these additional flights to meet the increased demand, for a third consecutive year, shows our strong commitment to the Kenyan floricultural industry,” commented Ken Mbogo, Regional Sales Director Africa at Saudia Cargo. “We will continue to strengthen our support to the industry in the long term,” he added.
Saudia Cargo operates scheduled freighter services with 13 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. The cargo airline also provides cost-effective and practical worldwide charter flight solutions from a growing fleet of dedicated charter aircraft.