Saudia Cargo resumes freighter flights to Guangzhou and Mumbai

posted on 7th May 2019 by Justin Burns

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.