Cathay Pacific Cargo is launching a new scheduled freighter service between Hong Kong and Riyadh (RUH) starting 5 January 2021, to meet strong demand for shipments of e-commerce and other general cargo such as garments, the carrier said.
The inaugural flight on 5 January will see the Hong Kong airline operate its B747-400ERF (extended range freighter) aircraft.
Flights will operate once per week every Tuesday with a stopover in Dubai (DWC) on the return flight to Hong Kong, with the following schedule:
Aside from the new Riyadh service, Cathay Pacific has launched scheduled and charter services to parts of Asia and the US.
It launched seasonal cargo flights to Hobart in December to bring fresh produce from Australia to various parts of Asia via Hong Kong, as well as a temporary services to Pittsburgh in September.
In addition to operating a full schedule, Cathay Pacific has also been operating thousands of pairs of cargo-only passenger flights, as well as charter flights from its all-cargo subsidiary Air Hong Kong, to provide additional air freight capacity.