March 12 - Saudia Airlines Cargo has strengthened its relationship with Fast Forward Cargo in the UAE by increasing frequencies from Dubai to West Africa.
Under a joint agreement, the partnership will operate the equivalent of 175 B747 flights between the UAE and West Africa, connecting mainly to Lagos, Nigeria and N'Djamena in Chad via Saudia Cargo's hubs in Riyadh and Jeddah.
Fast Forward Cargo - a part of the Fast Forward Group - is a Dubai headquartered freight forwarder specialising in the East African market.
"Saudia Cargo has been instrumental in helping us reach a dominant position in West Africa where, over the last five years, we have grown to be one of the biggest logistics solutions providers from our base in Sharjah and Dubai," commented Al Ameen, ceo of Fast Forward.
Peter Scholten, vice president commercial at Saudia Cargo, added: "The weekly commitment from Fast Forward is an important client on our two weekly freighter flights to N'Djamena and a large contributor to our daily freighter flights to Lagos."