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AirBridgeCargo expands presence in Dallas, Chicago

By Staff Reports on March 26, 2014

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is expanding its presence in the U.S. with the launch of Boeing 747-8 freighter flights linking Dallas/Fort Worth with Amsterdam and Moscow.

New twice-weekly flights from Dallas/Fort Worth will operate on Mondays and Thursdays to Amsterdam Schiphol and Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airports.

The airline, part of Volga-Dnepr Group, is also developing its service to Chicago, introducing direct flights from Frankfurt. The new routes are part of ABC’s new summer schedule and will commence on March 31.

“Chicago has been a very successful route for us since we commenced services on the route in 2012, and the extra B747F flight a week from O’Hare International Airport will provide welcome additional capacity for our customers,” Denis Ilin, executive president of ABC, said. “Expanding services in the U.S. market is a logical step in the airline’s development and means we can increase our ability to offer fast and efficient freight deliveries for customers doing business in North America, Europe, Asia and Russia.”

Since beginning flights to Chicago, the airline has seen strong demand for this destination, especially in the oil industry. ABC’s overall cargo tonnage to and from North America has grown by 12 percent and 4 percent, respectively.

“We are pleased to welcome AirBridgeCargo freighter service to Dallas/Fort Worth,” said Luis E. Perez, vice president for air service development at DFW International Airport. “This new added service further demonstrates the strength of the Dallas/Fort Worth market and provides our region's suppliers with additional lift to Europe and beyond.”