THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Saudi Airlines Cargo is all set to launch bi-weekly freighter operations from the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport to Europe, Africa, America and West Asia. The operations will kickstart on November 16.
“Introduction of freighter from the state capital is a significant highlight in increasing our presence in India. The Indian freighter network, besides covering Mumbai, Chennai and Thiruvananthapuram also plans to operate from New Delhi by the first quarter of 2012,” Saudi Airlines Cargo director (Indian subcontinent), Jonathan Collins said.
The types of the aircraft being pressed into service are B747F/MD11F with a carrying capacity of 75 tonnes. The days of operation will be Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Saudi Airlines Cargo operates 12 freighters and utilizes the belly-capacity on 125 passenger aircraft of the Saudi Arabian Airlines that operates flights to 225 destinations across the world.
News Source: TOI