Saudia set to become twelfth SkyTeam Cargo member

Saudia Airlines Cargo will become the twelfth member of SkyTeam Cargo on April 15.

This development will see SkyTeam Cargo significantly increase its footprint across the Middle East as none of its current members are based in the region.

Commenting on the new partnership, Nico van der Linden, vice president, SkyTeam Cargo, said: “The members of SkyTeam Cargo are pleased to welcome Saudia Cargo as the newest member of our growing alliance. Our current members, and in turn their customers, will benefit from an expanded network across the Middle East.”

Omar Hariri, chief executive, Saudia Cargo, added: “Joining SkyTeam Cargo means our valued customers will benefit from an enhanced product offering and a comprehensive global network. In turn, we will support the wider alliance by extending its reach across the Middle East, Africa and Indian subcontinent via our hubs in Jeddah and Riyadh.’’

SkyTeam Cargo’s current 11 members are Aeroflot Cargo, Aerolineas Argentinas Cargo, Aeromexico Cargo, Air France Cargo, Alitalia Cargo, China Airlines Cargo, China Cargo Airlines, Czech Airlines Cargo, Delta Cargo, KLM Cargo, and Korean Air Cargo. 

The alliance serves over 900 destinations in more than 175 countries and members adopt four common products: express, general, specialized and customised.

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