Saudia Cargo Increases Frequencies from Dhaka to Frankfurt and from Hong Kong to Lagos
Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Dhaka is a megacity and one of the major cities of South Asia. It is located on the banks of the Buriganga River. Dhaka, along with its metropolitan area, has an estimated population of over 12 million
Saudi Airlines Cargo Co. has announced that it will add additional flights to selected routes in its existing freighter schedule. The new schedule will include one additional weekly B747 freighter from Dhaka to Frankfurt, bringing the total number of freighter flights to 4 from Dhaka.
One additional weekly flight from Hong Kong to Lagos, resulting to 9 weekly flights from Hong Kong and 8 to Lagos; one additional weekly flight from Frankfurt to Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number of weekly flights to five.
“We are increasing capacity on these routes on the request of our clients in Hong Kong and Bangladesh” commented Peter Scholten, vice president commercial at Saudi Airlines Cargo. “We are upgrading our weekly B747 freighter services in Hong Kong to a strong product by offering 3 direct flights to Lagos and 6 direct flights to Europe. Of course all flights make commercial stops at our hubs in Saudi Arabia from where we connect to other destinations in our network. In Dhaka we are anticipating strong demand from our clients to the European markets. All our 4 weekly flights are already sold out until March 2014.”
The new schedule will take effect from March 2013 and April 2013 respectively. Saudi Airlines Cargo operates scheduled freighter services with 13 freighters and sells the belly-capacity on 145 passenger aircraft for Saudi Arabia’s flag carrier Saudia, spanning a rapidly expanding global network of 225 destinations. The cargo airline also provides cost-effective and practical worldwide charter flight solutions from a growing fleet of dedicated charter aircraft.