Hainan Airlines has awarded a contract to SATS for cargo handling services at airports in Saudi Arabia.

The Chinese airline operates three Airbus passenger flights a week to Riyadh and Jeddah. The new contract will involve providing warehouse handling services for over 2,400 tonnes of import, export, and transit airfreight annually, including special cargo shipments. SATS has been present in the Saudi Arabian air cargo market for more than six years and handles over 60,000 tonnes of cargo and mail per annum for 19 airline customers. “We welcome Hainan Airlines as a customer of SATS in Riyadh and Jeddah. The airline is an important and growing partner of the SATS Group globally and we look forward to supporting its growth in Saudi Arabia through the provision of high-quality cargo handling services.

“This new contract also leverages the capabilities of Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), a member of the SATS Group, for the cargo handling services it already provides for Hainan Airlines in Europe and North America,” said Bob Chi, CEO Gateway Services at SATS. In Riyadh, the SATS Airfreight Terminal covers 30,000m² and offers the capacity to process over 300,000 tonnes of cargo a year. SATS also operates a second 30,000m² warehouse facility in Damman as well as an 8,000m² facility in Jeddah with a throughput capacity of 36,000 tonnes a year. Across the three Saudi Arabia operations, SATS offers facilities to support a wide range of cargoes, including perishables chiller and freezer rooms, a temperature-controlled pharma facility, and a courier express zone. The operations also feature areas for live animals, valuable, and dangerous goods shipments. Additionally, SATS provides road freight services connecting the three airports, as well as Medina Airport.


SATS has been operational in Saudi Arabia for more than six years
SATS has been operational in Saudi Arabia for more than six years King Khalid International Airport