Antonov seeks wider global presence with ties to Western suppliers

MUNICH -- Antonov Airlines could be the “Cindy Crawford” of the freight forwarding business. Much like your uncle proudly displays a poster of the 1990s supermodel across the mantle of his man-cave, forwarders around the world decorate their offices with pictures of their cargo aboard the maindecks of An-124s; if it’s on the An-225, it’s probably in a nice frame.

But since Russia’s occupation of Ukraine’s Crimea region in 2014, the Kiev-based carrier/manufacturer has undertaken a massive reor...

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