Saudi Airlines Cargo moves into Ghana

SAUDI Airlines (Saudia) Cargo has given a boost to Ghana’s airfreight industry with a weekly freighter flight to Accra using its 747 freighters.

The new service continues the air cargo carrier’s expansion into Africa.??“Ghana is an emerging market with enormous business potential for air cargo,” explains Saudia’s commercial vice-president Peter Scholten. “The [start] of the new operation coincides with the opening of a new perishable cargo centre, maintaining the high quality of the fruit and vegetable supply chain.

“Together with the forthcoming construction of a major new cargo terminal and hub operation, opening up 11 West/Central African destinations with scheduled cargo feeder services, we see exciting new opportunities for this new service to Accra.”?
Saudia already operates scheduled 747 freighters from Saudi Arabia to Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan and South Africa.

The West African country’s export traffic consists mainly of perishables destined for the European and Middle Eastern markets. ??Saudia runs scheduled freighter services with 12 freighters and sells belly capacity on 140-passenger aircraft for Saudi Arabian Airlines.

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