SkyTeam Cargo: Saudia Cargo joined the alliance as its 12th member
Saudia Airlines Cargo Company has become the 12th member of SkyTeam Cargo, effective 15th of April 2019. This development will see the global airline cargo alliance increase its footprint across the Middle East.
Commenting on the new partnership, Nico van der Linden, Vice President, SkyTeam Cargo says: “The members of SkyTeam Cargo are pleased to welcome Saudia Cargo as the newest member of our growing alliance. Our current members, and in turn their customers, will benefit from providing the best multilateral cargo customer experience of any global Cargo Alliance.
Saudia Cargo is strategically located in Saudi Arabia, and is well positioned for connecting cargo flows to East and West. With its dedicated freighter fleet of ten Boeing 747s and 777s, the airline extensive capacity on their flights across Asia, Africa, Europe, and the United States.
Omar Hariri, CEO, Saudia Cargo adds: “Joining SkyTeam Cargo means our valued customers will benefit from an enhanced product offering and a comprehensive global network. In turn, we will support the wider alliance by extending its reach across the Middle East, Africa and Indian subcontinent via our hubs in Jeddah and Riyadh.’’
SkyTeam Cargo, established September 2000, is the leading global airline cargo alliance. Its current 12 members are Aeroflot Cargo, Aerolineas Argentinas Cargo, Aeromexico Cargo, Air France Cargo, Alitalia Cargo, China Airlines Cargo, China Cargo Airlines, Czech Airlines Cargo, Delta Cargo, KLM Cargo, Korean Air Cargo and Saudia Cargo.
Through an extensive hub network, SkyTeam Cargo serves over 900 destinations in more than 175 countries. SkyTeam Cargo partners adopt four common products: Express, General, Specialized and Customized.