August 2 - Saudi Airlines Cargo has re-launched its Nairobi, Kenya hub and subsequently expanded its network coverage in sub-Saharan Africa.
Saudi Airlines Cargo will operate five scheduled freighter flights into Nairobi and through enhanced interline agreements the carrier is now able to serve 23 additional destinations in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the Horn of Africa and Indian Ocean islands.
According to Saudi Airlines Cargo, it is now in a prime position to facilitate ad hoc charter flights via the Nairobi hub to other regional destinations.
Peter Scholten, vice president commercial at Saudia Cargo, stated: "This marks yet another important milestone in our growth strategy and further entrenches our presence in the Africa region, following our earlier launch of the West African hub in Lagos."
Saudi Airlines Cargo serves six other freighter destinations in Africa with direct services: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Johannesburg, South Africa; Kano, Nigeria; Khartoum, Republic of Sudan; Lagos, Nigeria; and N'Djamena, Chad. It operates a fleet of 15 dedicated freighter aircraft and markets the bellyhold capacity of passenger airline Saudia - Saudia Arabia's flag carrier. The company also offers worldwide aircraft charter solutions.