The ‘Cargo Village’ built at King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) has significantly contributed in increasing the air cargo traffic in Saudi Arabia. The facility located across an area of 275,000 sq mt also helped in boosting the freight industry in general, since its establishment in January 2020.
Mohammed Al Maghlouth, CEO, RAC said in a statement, “The Cargo Village serves as a state-of-the-art logistical platform supporting the transformation of Riyadh city as the strategic go-to logistics hub for the region. RAC is working to support all air freight companies to ensure readiness and resilience to supply operations seamlessly in these times.”
The total number of air cargo flights had reached 2,673 by the end of September 2020. Furthermore, the Cargo Village at Riyadh Airport stands as the largest in terms of air cargo transport in the Kingdom, with the number of destinations exceeding 50 globally.
RAC illustrated that the total weight of express air cargo shipments amounted to 521,103 kg, the total weight of the number of shipments received weighed in at 300,087 kg, and the total weight of express cargo reached 821,190 Kg by the end of September 2020.
The total weight of the shipped general cargo amounted to 13,905,913 kg, while the total weight of the general cargo received reached 46,202,845 kg. As such, the weight of the general cargo totaled 60,108,758 kg by the end of Q3 2020.
RAC highlighted that it is working closely with all stakeholders, with the support of the General Authority of Civil Aviation, to develop the capabilities of the Cargo Village, conduct business adhering to all precautionary measures, while ensuring consistency in the flow of goods and commodities.