Saudia Cargo Launches State-of-the-art Pharma Facility
Saudia Cargo recently inaugurated one of the newest and most modern cold storage facilities of pharmaceuticals and medicines in the region at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA).
The air carrier says the facility was built to meet the surging demand on highly-sensitive and temperature-controlled shipments. The refrigerated warehouse was opened in conjunction with the launch of FlyPharma, a new product designed specifically to meet the growing needs for the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector.
“The new facility boasts a 1010 sqm pharmaceutical handling space with double operational capacity and conforms to the international standards of World Health Organization, the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use as well as the local standards of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority,” said Omar Hariri, CEO, Saudia Cargo.
“We have listened, as always, to our customers, their feedback and expectations during face-to-face meetings and analyzed the results of food and drug shipment surveys. We built on the feedback and results and came up with a good perception that helped us launch the new project, which is the first step taken in line with the Saudia Cargo new Transformation Strategy 2020,” Mr. Hariri explained.
Saudia Cargo says that they aim to open more similar facilities Kingdom-wide in line with their vision and are currently planning to launch an 800 sqm specialist pharmaceutical handling facility in Riyadh offering FlyPharma services.