Saudia extends European GSA network

SAUDI Airlines Cargo Company is stretching its legs in Europe with the appointment of seven general sales agents (GSAs).

The GSAs are located in Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Spain.

The GSAs include Active Air in the Netherlands and Kales in Germany. From March 2011 the airline will be represented by Air Logistics in France, CRS in Spain and Heavy Weight in Denmark, Norway and Finland.

Saudia also appointed regional sales director Europe Sander van Woesik, who will be based in Saudia’s European hub in Brussels.

“The appointments in Europe are in line with our capacity growth in this region. From April 2011 we plan to operate 25 freighter flights per week from our hubs in Brussels, Amsterdam and Malpensa,” head of global communications Shihab Al Amoudi said.

In related news, Saudia has signed a contract making it the launch customer for OAG
Cargo’s new Route Mapper product.

“The…new Route Mapper product will allow us to provide our customers, via our website, with new services such as searching online for flight and flight-related information, connecting flights using a visual global map, and viewing timetables of all available flights from a chosen city for all routes,” Peter Scholten, vice-president commercial at Saudia, said.

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