Saudia Cargo has enhanced the logistic capacity of its fleet and added a Boeing 747-400F freighter, bringing the total number to seven. Saudia Cargo fleet now consists of four Boeing 777 and three Boeing 747-400F aircrafts.
The company said the new aircraft will boost the cargo and supply operations and help meet the significant surge on the demand for medicine, medical and preventive equipment and other similar goods.
The aircraft started operations in September after all licenses have been obtained, flight schedules have been prepared and proper enhancements have been put in place.
Omar Hariri, CEO, Saudia Cargo said, “Once the new freighter has been put into operation, it will increase the operation and cargo capacity and help the company meet its targets and provide logistic support to deliver urgent medical cargos to the Kingdom in order to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 as part of its continued efforts.”
Since the emergence of COVID-19, Saudia Cargo has taken numerous measures to ensure cargo operations continue to run efficiently and provide high-quality logistic services. It increased air freight services to many global destinations and markets covering the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the US. Starting March 25, the airline has been operating passenger planes converted into cargo aircrafts to increase capacity after complying with preventive and safety measures for crews on board.
“We have taken practical steps to guarantee the smooth continuity of cargo and supply operations to and from the Kingdom ever since the flights, excluding cargo and evacuation, were suspended due to COVID-19,” Hariri added