AirBridgeCargo transports universe mapping eROSITA X-ray telescope to Russia

AirBridgeCargo Airline (ABC) has done its part to help map the heavens and decipher the origins of the universe. The Russian carrier transported the eROSITA X-ray telescope from Germany to Russia on the maindeck of one of its 747 freighters. By next spring, the delicate scientific instrument is to be launched into orbit aboard the […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 26, 2017

AirBridgeCargo charter flights up a whooping 47 percent in 2016

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 only supply chain solution available for […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 13, 2017

AirBridgeCargo becomes largest all-cargo carrier at Schiphol

AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ 1,000-plus 747 freighter flights into Amsterdam Schiphol and Frankfurt airports made the all-cargo carrier Schiphol’s largest all-cargo customer, and second only to KLM in terms of total cargo volumes for the year. It is also the second biggest cargo carrier in Frankfurt. The announcement mirrors Schiphol’s own news that it had set a […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 13, 2017

AirBridgeCargo pivots away from Africa citing market weakness

AirBridgeCargo’s CEO Sergey Lazarev told Russian Aviation Insider that the carrier’s Africa routes, which had been operated by U.K.-based sister airline CargoLogicAir, had proven to be commercially unfeasible, due to the weakness of the African market. The London Stansted via Frankfurt to Libreville, Johannesburg and Nairobi route has been scrapped in favor of more profitable […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 30, 2016

Etihad sets new cargo record

In October, Etihad Cargo bested its previous record for freight volume carried in any month, moving 53,785 tonnes of cargo and surpassing the previous record, achieved in November 2014, by 501 tonnes. The carrier cited “growth in perishables traffic from Africa, US inbound and outbound traffic, and volumes from Europe to Asia Pacific,” as drivers […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 28, 2016

AirBridgeCargo Airlines earns CEIV Pharma certification at Moscow hub

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) became the first airline in Russia, and seventh globally, to be awarded IATA’s Center of Excellence for Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification, on November 22, for the global transportation of pharma products via its cargo hub in Sheremetyevo, Moscow. The Russian cargo carrier has built a pharma hub to the […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 24, 2016

AirBridgeCargo beats 2015 volumes with two months left in 2016

Business is on such an upswing at AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) that the carrier only needed 10 months in 2016 to top the previous year’s lift. With a 30 percent, year-over-year, growth in tonnage in October, to 57,600- tonnes, ABC entered record-breaking territory for 2016, with two more months still to go, the all-cargo airline announced. […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 14, 2016

AirBridgeCargo begins twice-weekly London Heathrow service

On the heels of the decision to add a new runway to London Heathrow Airport (LHR), the major U.K. hub is already showing signs of growth. For example, starting today, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) will begin twice-a-week service connecting Heathrow with the carrier’s hub at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International (SVO). The route represents the 14th European destination […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 3, 2016

The rise of the ‘Cargo Supermarket’ at Volga-Dnepr

PARIS — At TIACA’s 2016 Air Cargo Forum last week, the exhibition halls were bustling. Many delegates had already made their initial loop around the hall by the time the first panel, “Air Cargo: What lies ahead?” was presented. During the journey round the halls, one could hardly avoid bumping into large stands presented by Volga-Dnepr Group […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 31, 2016

AirBridge adds 6th U.S. gateway to North American market

Russia-based all-cargo carrier AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has launched twice-weekly Boeing 747 freighter services from Moscow to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, its sixth online gateway in North America. The new flight from Seattle, ABC said, will continue on to Chicago before returning to Europe and Moscow, providing ABC’s customers with connections to AirBridgeCargo’s international route network via […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 19, 2016

AirBridgeCargo granted U.S. routes as foreign airlines file for access

A ruling by the Unites States Department of Transportation (DOT) granted AirBridgeCargo Airlines the rights to operate “scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail” between the Russian Federation and the American cities of Seattle, Columbus, Boston, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. AirBridgeCargo already operates flights to the U.S., including weekly freighter service departing Houston […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 7, 2016

AirBridgeCargo’s executive president Denis Ilin resigns

On the same day that Richard Forson is to take over the reins of Cargolux after CEO Dirk Reich suddenly stepped down, the all-cargo carrier world was rocked again this morning as AirBridgeCargo’s announced that executive president Denis Ilin has resigned after three years on the job, “in accordance with mutual agreements,” the Russian carrier […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 1, 2016

Schiphol cargo posts robust mid-year figures

Cargo volumes at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport reached 796,801 tonnes for the first six months of 2016, a 1.6 percent, year-over-year, growth, with a 2.5 percent, year-over-year, growth for June, reaching 135,528 tonnes. In the context of anemic growth on the global scale, Schiphol’s numbers represent “strong mid-year growth,” according to Europe’s third biggest cargo hub. […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 18, 2016
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