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January 22, 2014 Jeddah

Saudi Airlines Cargo Co. has signed a human organs transportation agreement with the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation that will allow the company to increase its involvement in humanitarian activities for the greater benefit of society.

The agreement, which highlights the transport of organs into and out of the Kingdom without cost, is in accordance with international health requirements, said Chief Executive Officer for Saudia Cargo, Mr. Nabil Khojah. “This decision acknowledges our support for the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, which provides humanitarian services toward those in need of human organs. Saudia Cargo is aware of the importance of this step as it will contribute towards improving the general health of those in need,” said Khojah. Together with officials from the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, consensus was reached on all the necessary details and procedures. It was stressed that these types of shipments will be given the highest priority in terms of logistics procedures at Saudia Cargo stations.

Referring to the cooperation with Saudia Cargo, General Manager of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Dr. Faisal Bin Abdul rahim Shaheen, stated: “The agreement forms a contribution to the center and its humanitarian role in the community, allowing the transport of organs in a timely manner, and is in accordance with global health requirements.”

Saudi Airlines Cargo operates a fleet of 16 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.

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
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