Saudia Cargo gets belly boost to US, UK

Saudi Cargo will gain additional belly capacity into the US and UK markets with the start of new passenger services to Los Angeles and Manchester.


Peter Scholten Saudi Airlines Cargo Saudia Arabian Airlines


Saudi Airlines Cargo has announced that it will increase its belly capacity on new international routes through the commencement of Saudia Arabian Airlines’ passenger flights to Manchester and Los Angeles as of 1 April, thus offering new cargo opportunities to these destinations.
The Manchester service will be operated by the airline’s B777-200 aircraft and will have a capacity of nine tonnes from Saudia Arabia and 12 tonnes into the Kingdom, while the Los Angeles service will be operated by the B777-300 aircraft and will have a capacity of six tonnes outward bound and eight tonnes on the return. Both destinations will be served three times per week.
“We are delighted that Saudi Airlines is launching new non-stop routes from Riyadh/Jeddah to Manchester and from Riyadh/Jeddah to Los Angeles,” commented Peter Scholten, VP Cargo at Saudia Cargo. “As our second passenger destination to the UK and our third to the US, these new direct services will undoubtedly provide us with further opportunities to increase our presence in these key markets,” he continued.