Saudia Cargo targets pharma traffic with new facility

Saudia Cargo has opened cold storage facilities for pharmaceuticals and medicines at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport to coincide with the launch of the carrier’s FlyPharma product.
The new facility boasts a 1,010 sq m handling space and conforms to World Health Organization, European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use and Saudi Food and Drug Authority standards.
It can handle active containers and advanced passive solution technology, especially for products in the +2oC to + 8oC, or +15oC to + 25oC categories.
Saudia Cargo chief executive Omar Hariri said: “We have listened, as always, to our customers, their feedback and expectations during face-to-face meetings and analyzed the results of food and drug shipment surveys.”
He described it as the first step in line with the Saudia Cargo new Transformation Strategy 2020.
Saudia Cargo aims to open similar facilities across the Kingdom including an 800 sq m specialist pharmaceutical handling facility in Riyadh, also offering FlyPharma services.
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