Saudia Group launches logistics services for Saudi airports

By Rachelle Harry

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia Group) has launched the Saudi Arabian Logistics (SAL) company, a new division that will provide logistics and ground handling services at Saudi airports.

Omar Talal Hariri, SAL chief executive, commented: “SAL will improve the quality of logistics operations and support the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s vision towards transforming the country into a global logistics hub [capable of] handling all types of cargo and shipping operations.”

Sami Sindi, director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines, added: “SAL will contribute directly towards enhancing and developing the logistics infrastructure, including all types of cargo platforms, warehouses and equipment, as well as e-commerce cargo and shipping facilities.”

Sindi also explained that SAL will “create more economic and development opportunities through forging strategic partnerships with different local and global logistics service providers”.

The launch of SAL was announced at a ceremony in Riyadh, which was attended by Saudi Arabia’s governor of customs authority, Ahmad Al-Haqbani; Abdulhadi Al-Mansouri, president of the General Authority of Civil Aviation; Anef Abanomi, president of Saudi Post; Sami Sindi, director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines; the directors of government agencies working at Saudi airports; chief executives of the companies and strategic units within the Saudia Group; and cargo and aviation transport experts.

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