MIDDLE EAST: Saudi Cargo ups to daily B747 freighters to Lagos

Due to what it says is the high demand for air cargo from Asia to West Africa, Saudi Airlines Cargo has increased its capacity from three weekly flights to daily B747 freighter flights to Lagos, Nigeria.


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Due to what it says is the high demand for air cargo from Asia to West Africa, Saudi Airlines Cargo has increased its capacity from three weekly flights to daily B747 freighter flights to Lagos, Nigeria. Lagos flights operate from its Riyadh Hub and connect with the carrier’s weekly 25 freighter flights from Far East and Europe into Riyadh.

“Immediately after we received the additional traffic rights for Lagos we increased our frequency to the fastest growing destination in our network,” said Saudi Cargo spokesperson Shihab Al-Amoudi. “The expansion to Lagos is an important milestone in increasing our presence in Africa. Our African freighter network is now covering Johannesburg, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Khartoum, Ndjamena, and Lagos. We are planning more destinations in Africa as we grow our network.”

Saudi Airlines Cargo operates 12 freighters and utilises the belly-capacity on 125 passenger aircraft for Saudi Arabian Airlines spanning a global network of 225 destinations.