Saudia restarts Houston B747F services

SAUDIA CARGO is to restart B747 freighter services from Houston, Texas, to Dammam and Riyadh via Amsterdam from mid June.
The weekly service with a B747-400 nose-loader freighter will depart from the US oil industry centre on a Sunday, with Saudia Cargo planning to add a second weekly flight as of September 2014.
“We are thrilled to be returning to the market with a direct freighter service from Houston to KSA,” said Peter Scholten, VP commercial at Saudia Cargo.
“This is an important addition to our network, where we currently utilise the belly capacity on 17 weekly passenger flights from New York, Washington and Los Angeles to the Kingdom. A dedicated freighter service from the US to Riyadh and Dammam will undoubtedly strengthen our position on this strategic route,” he continued. 
Saudi Airlines Cargo operates a fleet of 15 freighters and sells the belly-capacity on 145 passenger aircraft for Saudi Arabia’s flag carrier.