Saudia Cargo increases West Africa flights

12 / 03 / 2013

  • Peter Scholten, vice-president, commercial, at Saudia Cargo

    Peter Scholten, vice-president, commercial, at Saudia Cargo

SAUDI Airlines Cargo has strengthened its business relationship with forwarding company Fast Forward Cargo in the UAE by increasing its frequencies to West Africa from Dubai World Central.

Under an agreement signed by both parties, the new partnership will operate what is equivalent to 175 combined B747 flights between the UAE and West Africa, connecting mainly to Lagos in Nigeria and N'Djamena in Chad, via Saudia Cargo’s hubs iat Riyadh and Jeddah.

“Saudia Cargo has been instrumental in helping us reach a dominant position in West Africa where, over the last five years, we have grown to be one of the biggest logistics solutions providers from our base in Sharjah and Dubai,” comments Al Ameen, chief executive of Fast Forward.

“The renewal of the contract further strengthens our position in the UAE to African air cargo markets,” remarks Peter Scholten, vice-president, commercial, at Saudia Cargo.

“The weekly commitment from Fast Forward is an Important client on our two-weekly freighter flights to N’Djamena and a large contributor to our daily freighter flights to Lagos.”

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