Jeddah, Saudia Cargo has announced that it will operate four additional freighter flights from Nairobi to Amsterdam to meet demand for flowers in the traditionally busy month of February. The additional flights will be operated with a mix of MD11 and Boeing 747F.

This will be in addition to the current five weekly scheduled freighter flights on this sector, providing a total capacity of 1,000 tons for flowers into the European market during this particular peak period.

Ken Mbogo, regional sales director Africa at Saudia Cargo said “We will continue to strengthen our support to the industry in the long term.

“Kenya is the number one airfreight export country in Africa. Saudia Cargo is a well-established and leading carrier in this market. The deployment of these additional flights to meet the increased demand, for a third consecutive year, shows our strong commitment to the Kenyan floricultural industry.” 

Saudia Cargo operates scheduled freighter services with 13 freighters and sells the belly-capacity on 145 passenger aircraft for Saudi Arabia’s flag carrier Saudia, covering a rapidly expanding global network of 225 destinations.