Saudi Airlines Cargo will re-launch its Nairobi hub, expanding its network coverage in sub-Saharan Africa with five weekly freighter flights into Nairobi, the company has announced.
Saudia Cargo is now able to provide wider access to 23 additional destinations in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa as well as the Horn of Africa and Indian Ocean Islands.
Saudia Cargo can also facilitate ad hoc charter flight services for large consignments via the Nairobi hub to various regional destinations, reported Atlanta area Air Cargo World.
"The broad destination mix now offered by Saudia Cargo via the Nairobi gateway presents our customers with seamless connectivity for their logistical import demands into Africa," Saudia vice president Peter Scholten.
"This marks yet another important milestone in our growth strategy and further entrenches our presence in the Africa region following our earlier launch of the West African hub in Lagos," he said.
Nairobi is a major export station for Saudia Cargo, which has a total export capacity of more than 400 tonnes per week.
Saudia Cargo serves six other freighter destinations in Africa besides Nairobi: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Johannesburg; Kano, Nigeria; Khartoum, Sudan; Lagos and N'Djamena in Chad.