Saudia Cargo has kicked off its twice weekly passenger as freighter flights to Denmark’s capital Copenhagen, widening its route network in Scandinavia for pharmaceuticals and perishables.
Saudia Airlines B777-300 passenger planes with 140-ton payload capacity per flight are being utilised as “preighters” on the route scheduled for Wednesday and Saturday.
“We have seen a growing demand for air cargo in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. And we believe that Copenhagen, as a central location in the Scandinavian region, is an ideal route to capture business from all these countries,” said Saudia Cargo chief cargo officer Teddy Zebitz.
“For Denmark and Sweden, we’re focusing on pharmaceuticals while in Norway, we’re looking at transporting perishables like Salmon which the country is very well known for.”
He added: “Saudia Cargo is here to reconnect the world. Our freighters stand ready to timely and efficiently transport supplies to Copenhagen and between Scandinavia. Saudia Cargo’s wide network across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, China and India in particular, will get the job done, help businesses rebound and save lives in this pandemic.”
The carrier said that new flights are seen to boost Scandinavia’s import and export business amid continuing global recovery efforts in the post-pandemic era.