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 […]

Uncharted waters: Three cargo leaders to watch in 2016

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 fuel surcharge revenues. Through it all, […]

Three to watch: Ilin taking AirBridgeCargo Airlines to new heights

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-Dnepr Group has continued to be […]

ABC adds frequencies through Moscow hub

Building on strong growth through the first nine months of 2014, AirBridgeCargo Airlines is adding frequencies linking its Moscow hub with major cities in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Through the first nine months of 2014, ABC saw an increase in tonnage carried on all of its routes in Europe, North America and Asia […]

ABC Airlines introduces Munich-Moscow service

AirBridgeCargo Airlines is expanding its services in Central Europe by introducing direct services to and from Munich with a Boeing 747 freighter, effective May 9. “As Southern Germany continues to be a major industrial growth area, the decision to expand our services by introducing a direct Boeing 747 flight from Munich to Moscow was a […]
  • April 30, 2014

ABC starts decade anniversary with strong Q1

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) began its 10th anniversary year with the strongest first quarter in its history, with tonnage up 9 percent to 86,500 tonnes. ABC said its growth reflects market improvements in Russia, Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. Load factor for Q1 was 71 percent. Freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) in the first three months […]
  • April 28, 2014

ABC links Moscow to Germany, Scandinavia

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is expanding its presence in Europe with new routes linking Moscow with Malmo, Sweden, and Leipzig, Germany. The new Malmo service to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport will be in addition to the existing weekend Boeing 737 freighter flight operated by Atran Cargo Airlines, also part of Volga-Dnepr Group. ABC’s B747 all-cargo flight between […]
  • April 3, 2014

AirBridgeCargo has one of industry’s youngest fleets

AirBridgeCargo Airlines increased its cargo tonnage by 5 percent in 2013, with its highest-ever volume of 340,000 tonnes across its network. The airline, part of Volga-Dnepr Group, reported volume growth on all of its major routes, and this was matched by a 5-percent improvement in revenue. AirBridgeCargo’s freight tonne-kilometers rose 15 percent in 2013, while […]