Saudi Cargo, DHL to launch Europe-Dubai route
Saudi Airlines Cargo will commence thrice-weekly freight service to Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central in March. The new service is part of Saudi’s global part charter initiative with DHL Global Forwarding and allows it to directly link Europe to the United Arab Emirates.
Saudi Airlines Cargo will perform a Brussels-Dubai routing twice a week and fly from Amsterdam to Dubai once a week, according to a press release.
Ingo-Alexander Rahn, executive vice president of global airfreight and head of StarBroker at DHL, said the decision to collaborate with Saudi was strategic. “We chose to work with Saudi Airlines Cargo on this program because, in addition to the new orientation of [Saudi Arabian Airlines], we have found the right mix of commitment, flexibility and network capabilities,” he said in a statement.
Saudi Airlines Cargo Commercial Vice President Peter Scholten also commented on the partnership, remarking that it will boost the carrier’s reach. “This deal will help us to further expand our activities in the UAE, where we already operate scheduled B747 freighters from Sharjah to Lagos and N’djamena on top of 75 weekly passenger flights to Saudi Arabia,” he stated.
The addition of this service brings the total number of international destinations served by Saudi Airlines Cargo to 225.