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Saudia Cargo delivers aid to distressed Filipinos

Last updated: Monday, November 18, 2013 11:32 PM
Saudia Cargo’s operational personnel handling the humanitarian aid arrived in Cebu, Philippines.


Saleh Fareed

Saudi Gazette



JEDDAH — Saudia Cargo is proud to have been one of the first operators to arrive in Cebu, Philippines with urgently needed humanitarian aid, flying on behalf of an international aid agency and its broker Chapman Freeborn Air Chartering.

Having received the call on Sunday evening to confirm the flight, Saudia Cargo’s operational personnel both in Saudi Arabia and across Asia, started working on obtaining the necessary permissions to operate the charter. The flight carried tents, kitchen equipment and hygiene kits.

“The rapid turnaround of this operation from start to finish is a real tribute to the excellence of our staff, who worked around the clock to ensure that the procedure went as smoothly as possible,” commented Steve Manser, Director, Charter Sales at Saudia Cargo.

“We have fixed a total of 4 relief flights to Cebu so far and anticipate operating more flights in the coming weeks,” he added. 

“We are pleased to have worked with Saudi Airlines Cargo on this successful charter operation which departed for the Philippines on schedule,” stated Shahe Ouzounian, Chief Operating Officer of Chapman Freeborn.

“Chapman Freeborn is currently coordinating flights for various international aid providers and we are pleased to count on Saudi Airlines Cargo’s continued support,” he continued.

Saudi Airlines Cargo operates a fleet of 15 freighters and sells the belly-capacity on 145 passenger aircraft for Saudi Arabia’s flag carrier Saudia, spanning a rapidly expanding global network of 225 destinations. In addition to its scheduled freighter services, the cargo airline also provides cost-effective and practical worldwide charter flight solutions from a growing fleet of dedicated charter aircraft.

 
   
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