June 2 - Saudia Cargo will recommence its B747 freighter services from Houston, USA to Saudi Arabia as of June 15, 2014.

The service will be operated with B747-400 nose-loader freighter aircraft once a week, flying each Sunday from Houston direct to Dammam and Riyadh via Amsterdam.

Saudia Cargo said that Houston is a key market for the airline due to the region's lucrative oil industry, and with demand estimated to grow following the introduction of this service, the company plans to add a second weekly flight as of September 2014.