Saudi Airlines Cargo will provide access to nine additional destinations in West Africa via its hub in Lagos, Nigeria.

With a daily B747 freighter to its Lagos hub and through interline partners, Saudia Cargo will now be able to serve the cities of Abidjan, Accra, Cotonou, Douala, Libreville, Lome, Malabo, Niamey and Ouagadougou.

"We are extremely excited to be introducing this new service to West Africa,'' commented Peter Scholten, vp commercial at Saudia Cargo. "By entering into cooperation with our interline partners, we will be able to offer greater connections to our customers as well as further expand our activities in this region, which has seen steady economic expansion over the last decade," he added.

With frequencies of up to five times per week on many of these new destinations, Saudia Cargo says it will be in a position to provide customers with timely solutions to meet their growing requirements.