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AirBridgeCargo demonstrating the nose-loading capabilities of its 747-8F.

AirBridgeCargo charter flights up a whooping 47 percent in 2016

March 13, 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

Moscow-based AirBridgeCargo is known for its rapidly growing scheduled freighter business, but in parallel, the carrier’s charter business is also booming. Looking back on 2016, ABC says the number of charter flights it operated last year was up 47 percent year-over-year, compared to 2015. Cargo charters are often the onlyRead More

Uncharted waters: Three cargo leaders to watch in 2016

Uncharted waters: Three cargo leaders to watch in 2016

December 3, 2015 at 12:20 am 0 comments

After starting with a promising surge in airfreight demand during the U.S. West Coast port crisis, 2015 has proven to be a tough year as the industry endured economic fallout from a slowdown in the Asian economy, falling airfreight demand on prominent trade routes and a marked decline in fuelRead More

Three to watch: Ilin taking AirBridgeCargo Airlines to new heights

Three to watch: Ilin taking AirBridgeCargo Airlines to new heights

December 1, 2015 at 1:20 am 0 comments

Cargo carriers and forwarders alike probably wish they had had the year that AirBridgeCargo Airlines has had. With an 18 percent rise in tonnage in the first nine months of 2015, compared to 2014, and a 28 percent rise, year-over-year, in tonnage carried in September, the scheduled-freight arm of Russia-based Volga-DneprRead More

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ABC adds two 747-8s to its fleet

November 18, 2015 at 10:05 pm 0 comments

Russia-based AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) this week took delivery of two 747-8 freighters from Boeing. These are the first two 747-8Fs delivered to ABC under a Memorandum of Understanding for twenty of the type signed by ABC’s parent, the Volga-Dnepr Group (although  Boeing’s customer is US-based investment company,  which in turn hasRead More

AirBridgeCargo swoops into Singapore

AirBridgeCargo swoops into Singapore

September 4, 2015 at 5:03 pm 0 comments

AirBridgeCargo, the scheduled freight service of the Volga-Dnepr Group, made its inaugural flight to Singapore’s Changi Airport from Moscow, Sept. 3, launching twice-weekly Moscow-Singapore-Hong Kong-Moscow service. Using a 747-8F, this service establishes Moscow as a new freighter link for Changi Airport. The service is ABC’s ninth freighter destination in Asia.Read More

Volga-Dnepr orders 20 freighters at Paris Air Show

Volga-Dnepr orders 20 freighters at Paris Air Show

June 17, 2015 at 10:42 pm 0 comments

The Volga-Dnepr Group has entered into an agreement with Boeing to order twenty 747-8 freighters through a combination of direct purchases and leases over the next seven years. The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding  – valued at US$7.4 billion, at list prices – during the Paris Air Show.Read More

AirBridgeCargo completes record year

AirBridgeCargo completes record year

January 27, 2015 at 6:22 pm 0 comments

In its tenth year of doing business, AirBridgeCargo (ABC), the scheduled-service subsidiary of the Volga-Dnepr Group, carried a record 401,000 tonnes of cargo in 2014, which is a 17.6 percent increase year-over-year. Investing in improvements at its main hub in Moscow, and reacting quickly to market changes, ABC averaged a loadRead More