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SAL, Gulf Air enter 7-year ground handling deal
September 2021 320
SAL (Saudi Logistics Services company) has signed an agreement with Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, to provide ground handling solutions to the latter’s fleet at all Saudi main airports. 
The Saudi company said this seven-year agreement is another step towards enhancing the expansion plans and strategic relations with diverse airlines with high cargo operational capacity.
SAL’s CEO Hesham Alhussayen noted that the agreement represents years of mutual cooperation in both passenger and cargo flights with Gulf Air, and that the Bahraini airline will benefit from SAL’s wide range of logistics services and offerings. 
He highlighted the pivotal role SAL plays in facilitating cargo movement at all main airports where the company utilises its full logistic capacity to effectively serve airlines through its full-fledged modern facilities according to high international standards. 
Gulf Air’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Captain Waleed AlAlawi welcomed the partnership and noted that such agreements will strengthen its presence and expansion into important markets such as Saudi Arabia. 
SAL is a specialised ground handling company and in 2020 it handled a total of 900,000 kg for Gulf Air in all main airports in KSA. SAL provides premium ground handling services for multiple airlines at Saudi Arabia’s local airports and logistic support with cargo chain solutions. The company also connects all means of transportation with regional airports to make a significant contribution to Vision 2030 and transform the Kingdom into a global logistics hub, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service

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