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Saudia Cargo increases frequencies to West Africa

Saudi Airlines Cargo has increased its frequencies to West Africa from Dubai World Central.

Under an agreement between Saudi Airlines Cargo and Fast Forward Cargo in the United Arab Emirates, the new partnership will operate 175 combined B747 flights between the UAE and West Africa.

“Saudia Cargo has been instrumental in helping us reach a dominant position in West Africa where, over the last five years, we have grown to be one of the biggest logistics solutions providers from our base in Sharjah and Dubai,” Al Ameen, CEO of Fast Forward, said.

The flights will connect mainly to Lagos, Nigeria and N'Djamena, Chad via Saudia Cargo’s hubs in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

“The renewal of the contract with Fast Forward further strengthens our position in the UAE to Africa air cargo market,” Peter Scholten, VP commercial at Saudia Cargo, said. “The weekly commitment from Fast Forward is an important client on our two weekly freighter flights to N’Djamena and a large contributor to our daily freighter flights to Lagos.”