Saudia Cargo creates record by transporting 65 tonnes of food supplies from Lahore
April 30, 2020: Saudia Cargo made a record payload by carrying 65.3 tonnes of perishables into the lower deck of a B777 passenger plane from Lahore, Pakistan to Riyadh. The perishables such as meat and vegetables arrived in the Kingdom on April 25.
Saudia Cargo has expanded its freighter fleet since March 23 by using the passenger planes of Saudia Airlines as all-cargo only flights.
Commenting on Saudia Cargo’s record payload and commitment to serve communities amid the pandemic CEO Omar Hariri said, “Saudia Cargo is committed to serve our customers and in less than a week after the airline grounded the passenger fleet due to the Covid-19 crisis, many of the aircraft were back in the air serving as cargo only flights. With reduced cargo capacity, it is more important than ever to maximize available cargo space to be able to serve the need for essential food, personal protective equipment (PPE), medical and pharmaceutical supplies.”
Saudia Cargo has expanded its freighter capacity with more than 35 weekly flights operated as cargo only passenger aircrafts, enabling the air cargo carrier to serve the Kingdom’s needs for essential food, medical and other supplies during this time of global health crisis.
Its continued operations also ensured the seamless link in transporting essential supplies between the East and the West in line with the Saudi Vision 2030.