Cathay Pacific Cargo is launching a new scheduled freighter service between Hong Kong and Riyadh on January 5.

The flight will meet the growing strong demand for shipments of e-commerce and other general cargo between the two airports and the inaugural flight will see Cathay Pacific Cargo operate the service using its Boeing B747-400 ERF aircraft. On December 16 2020, the airline launched a seasonal cargo service between Hong Kong and Hobart in Australia, providing an important airfreight lane for the export of fresh produce from Hobart to various parts of Asia via Hong Kong.

The new flights will be operating once a week (on every Tuesday), with a stopover in Dubai on the return flight to Hong Kong. The new route will support Cathay Pacific’s existing schedule of cargo-only passenger flights in addition to its full freighter flights.