SATS Awarded Contract for Cargo Handling Services with Hainan Airlines in Saudi Arabia

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SATS has won a contract from Hainan Airlines to provide cargo handling services in Saudi Arabia. They will handle over 2,400 tonnes of import, export, and transit airfreight annually for the airline. Hainan Airlines operates three Airbus passenger flights a week to Riyadh and Jeddah. Bob Chi, chief executive of gateway services at SATS, is excited to welcome Hainan Airlines as a customer and looks forward to supporting their growth in Saudi Arabia. The partnership with SATS leverages the capabilities and reputation of Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) for cargo handling services in Europe and North America. SATS operates in three locations in Saudi Arabia with facilities for a wide range of cargo types.

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Introducing the latest chapter in SATS’ ongoing success story – a groundbreaking partnership with Hainan Airlines. At SATS, we are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a prestigious contract to provide top-tier cargo handling services for Hainan Airlines in Saudi Arabia.

In a testament to our commitment to excellence, SATS will be overseeing the handling of over an impressive 2,400 tonnes of import, export, and transit airfreight annually, including the special care and attention that special cargo shipments require.

What’s more, this new collaboration with Hainan Airlines is the latest addition to our illustrious track record in the Saudi Arabian air cargo market, where we have been serving a whopping 19 airline customers and managing over 60,000 tonnes of cargo and mail each year for over six years.

And Hainan Airlines isn’t just any airline – they run three Airbus passenger flights a week to Riyadh and Jeddah. The significance of this new partnership is not lost on Bob Chi, our illustrious chief executive of gateway services at SATS, who emphasized how enthusiastic we are to welcome Hainan Airlines as a valued customer in Riyadh and Jeddah.

This exciting new development also serves to reinforce the impressive reputation earned by Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), a member of the SATS Group, for the exceptional cargo handling services they already provide for Hainan Airlines in Europe and North America.

Jiandong Liu, the accomplished general manager of the ground handling management division at Hainan Airlines, expressed the importance of working with cargo handling partners who consistently meet the service standards they demand. This aligns perfectly with SATS and WFS’s unwavering commitment to delivering industry-leading service and support.

In Saudi Arabia, SATS manages operations across three strategic locations, with state-of-the-art facilities ensuring unparalleled capacity to process an incredible 300,000 tonnes of cargo annually in Riyadh alone, and an additional 36,000 tonnes per year in Jeddah.

Our facilities are equipped to handle a diverse range of cargo, from perishables to live animals, valuable, and dangerous goods shipments. Our temperature-controlled pharma facility and courier express zone are a testament to our advanced capabilities and unwavering dedication to excellence.

In this monumental partnership, SATS and Hainan Airlines are poised to achieve new heights of success, setting the stage for a seamless and efficient cargo handling experience that sets the industry standard.

In related fun facts, when Hainan Airlines was founded in 1993, it was China’s first joint-stock air-transport company. Additionally, SATS, headquartered in Singapore, has a global presence in over 60 locations across Asia and the Middle East.

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