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Saudia Cargo adds a Boeing 747-400F freighter to its fleet

Posted 22 September 2020 · Add Comment

Saudia Cargo has added a Boeing 747-400F freighter, bringing the total number to seven aircraft.

Saudia Cargo adds a Boeing 747-400F freighter to its fleet.  Image:  Saudia Cargo 

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.

 Omar Hariri, CEO, Saudia Cargo, said: “We have taken practical steps to guarantee the cargo and supply operations smooth continuity to and from the Kingdom ever since the flights, excluding cargo and evacuation, were suspended due to COVID-19.  Today, flights have been resumed but to a certain degree. 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.”

The aircraft started the freighter services in September after all licenses have been obtained, flight schedules have been prepared and proper enhancements have been put in place.

Saudia Cargo fleet consists of seven Boeing aircraft as follows: four Boeing 777 and three Boeing 747-400F.

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