Saudia Cargo has expanded its robust cargo network with the addition of Shanghai station to its flight schedules which commenced last Saturday, August 15.
Saudia Cargo now operates two flights a week, every Saturday and Tuesday, originating from Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport and Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport to the new destination using a Boeing 777 Freighter which has 95 tonnes capacity.
The Saudi national air freight carrier’s network expansion was in response to the growing demand for air cargo capacity. In July, Saudia Cargo operated over 1,500 flights, of which 500 were done using passenger aircraft dedicated for international cargo operations.
Using charter flights booked by Saudia Cargo clients, the company has so far transported over two million kilograms of medical and pharmaceutical supplies required for facing the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to millions of other life-saving cargoes needed at the height of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Saudia Cargo, CEO, Omar Hariri said that the company took proactive and practical steps to ensure the continuity of cargo operation to the Kingdom through non-stop charter flights despite the challenges COVID-19 has posed.
The company, he added, operated 29 unscheduled all-cargo flights from Shanghai International Airport to the Kingdom to meet the growing demand for cargo.