Saudi Airlines Cargo has upgraded its Shanghai service with the deployment of an B747-8 freighter.
The airline will now operate three weekly B747-8F flights from Shanghai directly to Europe and KSA, thus enabling customers to connect to the entire Saudia Cargo network.
“We are very excited to be able to operate our B747-8F aircraft in the Shanghai market after obtaining the required permits,” said Peter Scholten, vice-president, commercial, at Saudia Cargo.
“This is the beginning of our further expansion into the Greater Chinese market, where we already operate two weekly B747-400Fs in Guangzhou and eight weekly B747s (both 400s and 800s) in Hong Kong,” he added.
The move follows growing demand for greater capacity ex China and is expected to fulfill current market requirements.