Saudi Airlines adds Chad to cargo network

SAUDI Airlines Cargo (Saudia Cargo) adds a sixth cargo destination to its African network following an agreement with UAE-based Fast Forward Cargo to operate 150 charter flights from Sharjah to Chad and Nigeria in 2011.

Nigeria has been on Saudia Cargo’s network for some time along with four other destinations in Africa, predominantly in the east and north-east. This new agreement means SAAC will operate one weekly 747 freighter flight to N’Djamena in Chad, and two to Lagos.

“Sharjah Airport is our hub for freighter flights to west Africa. We selected Saudia as our main carrier for the charter programme due to the strong partnership we have built up through operation of 60 flights last year,” Al Ameen, managing director of Fast Forward, comments.

Saudia Cargo has targeted the development of the emerging sea-air business from Asia to west Africa, notes Peter Scholten, vice-president commercial at Saudia Cargo.

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