Saudi Airlines Cargo has announced the upgrade of its Shanghai service to its B747-8F with immediate effect. The airline will now operate three weekly B747-8F flights from Shanghai directly to Europe and KSA, thus enabling customers to connect to the entire Saudia Cargo Network. The move follows growing demand for greater capacity ex China and is expected to fulfill current market requirements.
“This is the beginning of our further expansion into the Greater Chinese market, where we already operate two weekly B747-400Fs in Guangzhou and 8 weekly B747s (both 400s and 800s) in Hong Kong,” said Peter Scholten, VP Commercial at Saudia Cargo.
“We had previously made a commitment to our clients in China that we would soon offer them additional capacity and shorter transit times to KSA and onwards to our network flights,” commented Vikram Vohra, Regional Director Far East at Saudia Cargo. “By offering our Shanghai clients our latest B747-8F we have lived up to our commitment. The response so far has been very encouraging,” he continued.