Jeddah : Saudi Airlines Cargo Company (Saudia Cargo) launched new route to India "aiming to meet the significant increase of demand for cargo services".
The cargo company is utilising belly space on daily A330 passenger flights between Saudi Arabia and Calicut International Airport (CCJ), on the Malabar south-western coast of India.
The Saudia Cargo service offers 60 tonnes of capacity a week, via four flights from King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) in Jeddah, and three from King Khalid International Airport (RUH) in Riyadh.
The carrier said the new route will bolster its presence in one of the "most important sectors in Asia," and "strengthen trade ties in line with the objectives of the Saudi Vision 2030," the Saudi Arabian government's initiative to reduce the country's dependence on oil and diversify its economy.
Launching the new route is also a part of the carrier's own broader plan for growth, titled Saudia Cargo Strategy 2020.