ACMI Agreement to Operate 747 Freighter for Saudi Airlines Cargo Co. Ltd.
NORWALK, Conn., July 25, 2011
NORWALK, Conn., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Air Holdings, Inc. today announced the addition of Saudi Airlines Cargo Co. Ltd. to its list of blue chip global clients.
Southern Air and Saudi Arabian Airlines have signed a definitive agreement under which Southern Air will operate one Boeing 747 freighter on behalf of Saudi Airlines Cargo Co. Ltd. on an ACMI basis (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance). The aircraft will begin to be operated for Saudi Airlines Cargo Co. Ltd in July 2011 and will be painted in its livery.
Southern Air's Chief Executive Officer, Daniel J. McHugh, commented, "We are proud to add Saudi Airlines Cargo Co. Ltd. to our client roster. Leading carriers continue to recognize the value that our outstanding operating platform and decades of global experience can bring to their own businesses. We look forward to establishing a long-term relationship with Saudi Airlines Cargo Co. Ltd. and are committed to exceeding their expectations by delivering excellent results and service."
Fahad Hammad, Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Airlines Cargo Co. Ltd., said, "We welcome Southern Air to our freighter schedule. With their wide selection of wide bodied freighters such as B747F and B777LRF, Saudi Airlines Cargo Co. Ltd. will enhance its network coverage. Further, it is an important opportunity for our company to fulfill our customers' demands. We look forward to working with the Southern team."
About Southern Air
Southern Air was founded in 1947 as a high-quality global cargo carrier specializing in the provision of block space and aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance ("ACMI") services. Southern Air's blue-chip customer base includes some of the world's largest combination cargo carriers and government agencies. Southern Air operates a fleet of 13 Boeing 747 and two new 777 freighter aircraft and is the first ACMI operator in the world to operate the new Boeing 777 Freighter. For more information about Southern Air, visit: www.southernair.com.
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