Saudi Airlines Cargo hikes Lagos freighter service
Riyadh, July 17, 2011
Saudi Airlines Cargo has increased its capacity from three weekly flights to daily B747 freighter flights to Lagos, Nigeria, due to the high demand for air cargo from Asia to West Africa.
Lagos flights operate from Riyadh hub and connect with the carrier’s weekly 25 freighter flights from Far East and Europe into Riyadh hub, said a statement.
Shihab Al-Amoudi, head of global communications and advertising and media spokesperson for Saudi Airlines Cargo , said: “Immediately after we received the additional traffic rights for Lagos we increased our frequency to the fastest growing destination in our network.
“The expansion to Lagos is an important milestone in increasing our presence in Africa. Our African freighter network is now covering Johannesburg, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Khartoum, Ndjamena, and Lagos. We are planning more destinations in Africa as we grow our network,” he said.
Saudi Airlines Cargo operates 12 freighters and utilises the belly-capacity on 125 passenger aircraft of Saudi Arabian Airlines, spanning a rapidly expanding global network of 225 destinations, the statement said. – TradeArabia News Service