Saudia notches up Nigeria frequency
19 / 07 / 2011
HIGH demand from west Africa has prompted Saudia Cargo to increase 747F flights to Lagos (Nigeria) from three a week to daily.
“Immediately after we received the additional traffic rights for Lagos we increased our frequency to the fastest growing destination in our network,” Shihab Al-Amoudi, head of global communications at Saudia, said.
“The expansion to Lagos is an important milestone in increasing our presence in Africa. Our African freighter network is now covering Johannesburg (South Africa), Nairobi (Kenya), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Khartoum (Sudan), Ndjamena (Chad), and Lagos. We are planning more destinations in Africa as we grow our network,” he said.
Lagos flights operate from the Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) hub and connect with the carrier’s weekly 25 freighter flights from the Far East and Europe into Riyadh.
Saudia operates 12 freighters and utilises the belly capacity on 125 passenger aircraft.