SAUDIA Cargo, the airfreight division of flag carrier Saudi Arabian Airlines, has successfully transported 67 electric cars weighing a total of 375 tonnes from Italy and the United Kingdom to Riyadh, for the 2019 Formula-E World Championships.
The vehicles departed from Milan and the northern English town of Doncaster in four shipments to King Khalid International Airport, bound for Diriyah, the historical home of the Saudi state, writes Thelma Etim.
Abdulrahman Al-Mubarak, chief commercial officer at Saudia Cargo, emphasised how the freight airline’s team “exercised extreme care in the ground-handling operations” and coordinated the entire process with the organisers of the championship.
“Saudia Cargo is a major supporter of all global events taking place across the Kingdom and always mobilises its logistics capabilities to ensure the success of these events,” he insisted.
Earlier this year, the Middle Eastern carrier demonstrated its diversity of capabilities when it transported hundreds of tonnes of equipment for the World Wrestling Entertainment company Cirque Du Soleil. It also moved Leonardo Da Vinci artworks as well as aerospace parts for the Discovery Exhibition.
Saudia Cargo’s network covers more than 900 global destinations in more than 175 countries, serviced by the airline’s dedicated freighter fleet and the bellyhold capacity on passenger flights across Asia, Africa, Europe and the USA.