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Saudia increases belly capacity to Manchester, Los Angeles

By Staff Reports on February 19, 2014

Saudi Airlines Cargo will increase its belly capacity on new international routes beginning April 1 through Saudia Arabian Airlines’ new passenger flights to Manchester and Los Angeles. 

The Manchester service will be operated by the airline’s B777-200 aircraft and will have a capacity of 9 tonnes from Riyadh/Jeddah and 12 tonnes into Riyadh/Jeddah, while the Los Angeles service will be operated by the B777-300 aircraft and will have a capacity of 6 tonnes from Riyadh/Jeddah and 8 tonnes into Riyadh/Jeddah. Both destinations will be served three times per week.

“We are delighted that Saudi Airlines is launching new non-stop routes from Riyadh/Jeddah to Manchester and from Riyadh/Jeddah to Los Angeles,” Peter Scholten, vice president cargo at Saudia Cargo, said. “As our second passenger destination to the UK and our third to the U.S., these new direct services will undoubtedly provide us with further opportunities to increase our presence in these key markets.”