Saudia Cargo resumes freighter flights to Guangzhou and Mumbai

Saudi Airlines Cargo Company has resumed freighter flights to Guangzhou in China and Mumbai in India with a weekly freighter flight from 1 April.

The carrier said the services aim to meet the growing demand for cargo operations and stimulate trade movement to/from the Asian continent, in addition to the already operating five weekly flights to Dhaka and seven weekly flights to Hong Kong.

Saudia Cargo chief executive officer, Omar Hariri said: “This operation reflects the company’s policy aiming to enhance and increase trade activities between the Kingdom & both countries.”

Hariri added: “Saudia Cargo will mobilise its logistical capabilities to and from both destinations, adding an extra weekly freighter flight to Guangzhou operated by a Boeing 777F aircraft and another to Mumbai, operated by a Boeing 747-400F, offering estimated 100 tonnes of capacity to each destination in addition to the belly-capacity on board Saudia passenger flights.”

During this year Saudia Cargo strengthened its presence in the Asian continent to fill the exceeding demand through belly capacity on-board Saudi Arabian Airlines that operates 480 weekly flights with the capacity of 5,836 tonnes a week to/from 21 destinations in Asia.