SATS lands contract to operate second cargo terminal at Riyadh airport
CARGO handler SATS Saudi Arabia has been awarded a 25-year cargo terminal concession at King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
CARGO handler SATS Saudi Arabia has been awarded a 25-year cargo terminal concession at King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The Riyadh cargo terminal will be the second cargo operation in Saudi Arabia for SATS, after its first win in King Fahd International Airport in Dammam in 2016, reported London's Air Cargo News.
Construction of the SATS Cargo Terminal in KKIA will be conducted over two phases with the first phase scheduled for completion in mid-2022 to raise the facility's annual handling capacity to 600,000 tonnes of cargo.
There will also be a purpose-built cold-chain facility for temperature-sensitive perishables and a dedicated lane for pharmaceutical products.
SATS chief executive Alex Hungate was quoted as saying: 'KKIA serves Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia, and handles close to 40 per cent of air cargo volume in the kingdom.
'Connected to our stations in Dammam and Oman, and our extensive Asian network, KKIA will extend SATS' network of quality cargo corridors to offer our customers greater connectivity and quality assurance, while supporting Saudi Arabia's rapidly growing cargo market and logistics infrastructure.'
SATS operates ten cargo terminals in Beijing, Dammam, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Oman and Singapore.