Saudia Cargo is enhancing its presence in the African and the European continents by adding new freighter flights. That is alongside extra belly-capacity on board Saudia passenger flights during the high season aiming to increase its network capabilities starting this September.

About Saudia Cargo

Saudia cargo provides multi-specialized cargo handling because it operates a fleet of ten freighter aircraft (B747-8F, B747-400 and B777F) to 13 cargo destinations as well as over 58 belly international

destinations across 6 continents. The CEO is Omar Talal Hariri, a member of the Cargo Committee of the International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Historical Background

A subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Airlines, the company was established as part of a privatization in 2008.

In 2008, the company joined the IATA interest group cargo iq.

In September 2018, the company announced two new terminal projects for King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, and King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh scheduled to be completed in 2022. It has also expanded to Cairo and Dubai.

In 2019, Saudia cargo sponsored the Saudi International Golf Tournament because the formal logistics partner.

Second Weekly Freighter Flight

Saudia Cargo added a second weekly freighter flight to operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays to New York JFK Airport via Liege, Belgium, with a Boeing 747-400F freighter aircraft

Largest Player

Saudia cargo has also become the most important player within the Kenya-Europe market by adding four weekly freighter flights from Nairobi airport to Europe, up to a total of 11 flights

per week.

Other Destinations

In addition, the company added an additional flight to Khartoum International Airport to be operated with Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft.

Last June, Saudia Cargo announced the launching of its new stations in Athenes and Marakesh in line with the company’s strategy to enhance its global presence and improve its logistical

capabilities so as to answer the growing demand for Air cargo and Ground Handling Services.


Saudia Cargo, the national Saudi air freight carrier, covers more than 900 destinations in more than 175 countries, through a dedicated state of the art freighter fleet alongside the network of SkyTeam Cargo Alliance in addition to the belly capacity on board Saudia passenger flights.



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