Jeddah 2nd June, 2014
Saudia Cargo is delighted to announce that it will recommence B747 freighter services from Houston, TX (USA) to Saudi Arabia as of 15 June 2014. The service will be operated with B747-400 nose-loader freighter once a week each Sunday from Houston direct to Dammam and Riyadh Via Amsterdam.
“We are thrilled to be returning to the market with a direct freighter service from Houston to KSA,” said Peter Scholten, VP Commercial at Saudia Cargo. “This is an important addition to our network, where we currently utilize the belly capacity on 17 weekly passenger flights from New York, Washington and Los Angeles to the Kingdom. A dedicated freighter service from the USA to Riyadh and Dammam will undoubtedly strengthen our position on this strategic route” he continued.
Houston is a key market for the cargo airline due to the region’s lucrative oil industry. With demand estimated to grow following the introduction of this service, Saudia Cargo plans to add a second weekly flight as of September 2014.
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.