Saudia boosts freighter capacity from Nairobi
FEB 19, 2015: Saudia Cargo will boost its freighter capacity by 25 percent on the prime sector from Nairobi to Amsterdam. The carrier will operate at the least six extra B747F flights, so as to accommodate the heightened export market demand for Kenyan flowers into Europe during this traditional peak. These extra frequencies shall be supplementary to the carrier’s already existing six weekly scheduled B747F frequencies, translating to an increased monthly consolidated capacity of 3,000 tonnes on this key traffic lane. “Saudia Cargo’s strong schedule On-Time-Performance (OTP) and continuous proven agility to deploy extra frequencies during such seasonal peak periods has amplified our position as a leading carrier in the Kenyan airfreight market”, commented Ken Mbogo, Regional Director Africa at Saudia Cargo. “This serves as a yet another powerful testimony of our steady progressive support to the Kenyan floricultural industry over the recent years, as well as our dedication going forward,” he added. Saudia Cargo operates a fleet of dedicated freighters and sells the belly-capacity on passenger aircraft for Saudi Arabia’s flag carrier Saudia, spanning a rapidly expanding global network. In addition to its scheduled freighter services, the cargo airline also provides cost-effective and practical worldwide charter flight solutions from a growing fleet of dedicated charter aircraft.