Saudi Cargo announces China expansion

Monday, 12 March 2012 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Saudi Airlines Cargo has added a second freighter to its portfolio of flights operating to/from the Far East mainly mainland China starting from 4 March.

The new MD11F service will operate every Sunday night from Guangzhou (CAN) offering a direct freighter connection to Brussels.

With the commencement of the new freighter service, Saudi Cargo will offer 180T per week from the largest manufacturing base in South China to destinations in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

The Saudi firm said via a combination of passenger and freighter flights, total frequencies from Guangzhou will increase to five per week.

 “This new expansion comes at a fitting time as China’s export market fully reopens after Chinese New Year,” commented Vikram Vohra, the regional sales director Far East at Saudi Airlines Cargo.

 “It will enable Saudi Cargo to take a leading position from Guangzhou, offering shippers dedicated capacity and access to its worldwide global network,” he added.

Saudi Airlines Cargo operates scheduled freighter services with 12 freighters and sells the belly-capacity on 140 passenger aircraft for Saudi Arabian Airlines 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.