Saudia Cargo draws strength with SkyTeam Cargo alliance at Air Cargo Europe 2019

Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Saudia Cargo continues to draw strength from its SkyTeam Cargo alliance, opting to participate for the first time as part of the group instead of having its own stand at the recently held Air Cargo Europe 2019.

At a welcome banquet reception held on June 5 that SkyTeam Cargo hosted at its stand, Saudia Cargo was formally introduced as the newest member of the world’s largest alliance of freight carriers comprised of 12 major airlines.

Air Cargo Europe is the largest trade fair on logistics and air freight, held from June 4-7, 2019. This year the biennial event drew about 2,374 exhibitors from more than 63 countries, up by 10 percent than in 2017.

“We’re delighted to participate for the first time at Air Cargo Europe as part of a global alliance of cargo carriers, the SkyTeam Cargo. We believe that joining the team will further enhance our services to our loyal customers whilst promoting collaboration and solidarity in addressing pressing issues in the industry,” Omar Tilal Hariri, CEO of Saudia Cargo, commented during the event.

Saudia Cargo (Saudia Airlines Cargo Company) has been in the air freight industry since 1945. It formally became the 12th member of SkyTeam Cargo on April 15, 2019.

As SkyTeam Cargo member, Saudia Cargo significantly expanded its global network with the group having access collectively to more than 900 destinations in more than 175 countries.

“Saudia Cargo continues to explore ways that will improve its capacity, services and resources. The changing dynamics in the air freight industry calls for greater collaboration with other major players to optimize opportunities and resources. This is a partnership so in return, we pledge to help the SkyTeam Cargo members expand their operations in the Middle East and elsewhere,” the Saudia Cargo CEO highlighting that Saudi Arabia Government envisions to turn the Kingdom into a global logistics and freight hub under the Saudi Vision 2030 initiative.

This mandate means investing heavily on infrastructure, new technologies and people as well as forging global industry alliances.