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Saudia Cargo, AV Cargo announce West Africa deal

By Hpanchal on October 24, 2013

Saudi Airlines Cargo and AV Cargo Airlines announced their joint cooperation for moving cargo to four destinations in West Africa via Lagos, Nigeria.

Through the signing of the interline agreement, Saudia Cargo will benefit from the extension of its network through its cargo hub in Lagos. Cargo will be carried on Saudia B747 freighters into Lagos for onward connections to AV-Cargo-served destinations: Bamako, Mali; Freetown, Sierra Leone; Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo; and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. “This agreement provides some fantastic opportunities for both airlines to extend their networks in a complementary manner, benefiting from the strengths of one another,” Simon Clarke, CEO of AV Cargo, said. “It is testament to the mutual respect each airline holds for the other that this agreement came about. We look forward to its success.” “The cooperation with AV Cargo makes our hub in Lagos more attractive,” Peter Scholten, vice president commercial at Saudia Cargo, said. “We can now offer MD11 main deck capacity to four destinations connecting with our daily B747 freighter service.”