October 24 - Saudi Airlines Cargo and AV Cargo Airlines have entered into a joint cooperation for the movement of cargo to four destinations in West Africa, via Saudia Cargo's hub in Lagos.

Cargo will be carried on Saudia Cargo's B747 freighter services into the Nigerian airport for onward connections to AV Cargo-served destinations: Bamako, Freetown, Pointe-Noire and Ouagadougou.

The signing of this interline agreement, with both carriers operating wide-body freighter aircraft, provides opportunities for both airlines to extend their networks and benefit from the strengths of one another, says AV Cargo's ceo, Simon Clarke (pictured below left).

Peter Scholten (pictured below right), vice president commercial at Saudia Cargo, added: "The cooperation with AV Cargo makes our hub in Lagos more attractive. We can now offer MD-11 main deck capacity to four destinations connecting with our daily freighter service."

With an extensive global network, Saudi Airlines Cargo operates a dedicated fleet of 15 freighters.

AV Cargo is an international cargo carrier operating with MD-11 freighters and specialising in services into West Africa.