The 7th of May 2014 marks an important date in the Saudia Cargo’s freighter operation in Mumbai when its first 777 freighter SV 3969 departed for Jeddah carrying a full complement of cargo to points in Middle East, Africa and Europe. On board this freighter were commodities such as fabric, garments and engineering goods, amongst others.
Keku Gazder, regional director cargo for the Indian Sub-Continent, adds: “By serving Mumbai as its inaugural route, it demonstrates the importance of this market to our global freighter network. The new 777F is scheduled to operate twice weekly on the route from Mumbai to Jeddah and beyond.
Saudi Airlines Cargo operates a fleet of dedicated freighters and sells the belly-capacity on passenger aircraft for Saudi Arabia’s flag carrier Saudia. In addition to its scheduled freighter services, the cargo airline also provides charter flight solutions from a growing fleet of dedicated charter aircraft.