The China-Russia connection: E-commerce demand supports a booming trade lane

Chinese express carriers have been making waves in the air cargo business for some time now, rapidly building up their freighter operations and innovating domestic express operations. Still, despite being the base for two of the world’s largest e-commerce companies –, which is often compared to Amazon for the high degree of control it […]

SVO plans to grow cargo complex with rising Chinese cross-border e-commerce, express demand

This week, Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) and Moscow Cargo presented their “2030 Master Plan” for the expansion of the airport’s cargo complex to an audience including Chinese airline executives and members of a Chinese international trade committee, positioning the Russian airport to capture growing Chinese cross-border e-commerce demand. The Chinese Committee for the Promotion of […]

ABC passes Cargo iQ audit for operations in Moscow

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) passed its second audit reconfirming its compliance with the quality standards of IATA interest group Cargo iQ, following a two-day inspection of its operations in Moscow, the same city in which it’s headquartered. Cargo iQ, formerly called Cargo 2000, uses a benchmarking system that rates a shipment’s performance, in terms of its […]

Antonov Airlines’ An-124 transports communications satellite to French Guiana

Antonov Airlines transported the outsized Satellite from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), to Cayenne, French Guiana, on board one of its An-124-100 aircraft. Al Yah 3 is a GEOStar-3 satellite, manufactured by Virginia-based Orbital ATK. The satellite required transport in a container that measured 11.4 meters long, 4.6 meters wide, and 4.1 meters high, and […]

Asia-Europe cargo and pharma prompt a ‘bright outlook’ at AirBridgeCargo

With the 10-month results coming in, 2017 is looking increasingly like a bumper year, with AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) announcing that its 10-month volumes were up 15 percent, year-over-year, to 575,000 tonnes. ABC noted that all major markets saw growth, and the Moscow-based all-cargo carrier said that it expects similar results “through the end of the […]

WFS adds Singapore Airlines to its cargo client list in Stockholm

Just weeks after taking on a cargo-handling contract with Qatar Airways in Stockholm, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has taken on a new cargo client, Singapore Airlines, which recently began flying to the Swedish capital. Since late May, Singapore Airlines has operated five-times-per-week A350-900 service connecting Singapore, Moscow and Stockholm. This week, WFS said it will […]

Sky Gates Cargo to add 747-400F to fleet

With its Russia, Europe and Far East routes exceeding expectations, startup carrier Sky Gates Cargo announced that it will add a second 747-400F to its fleet. The impending aircraft, expected to be delivered sometime next month, was part of Cathay Pacific’s cargo fleet and is currently being operated by Silk Way West, a partner airline […]

DHL expands network to Russia, CIS region

DHL is expanding its Airfreight Plus network into Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) despite a challenging regional economic outlook and sanctions on Russia. The carrier announced that the new locations are in response to, “a switch from overnight demand to more economical distribution solutions, and thus an increasing demand for our DHL […]

Lufthansa spreads its wings

One would think that Lufthansa Cargo is preparing to conquer the world with all of the new routes and destinations the carrier is adding when its summer schedule kicks in March 27. For starters, a weekly freighter service to Moscow will be added. An MD-11F has already been flying every Monday from Frankfurt to Moscow’s […]

AirBridgeCargo swoops into Singapore

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. Now the airline will provide […]

AirBridgeCargo strong so far in 2015

With the year almost half over, AirBridgeCargo, a Volga-Dnepr company, reported that tonnage handled was up 16 percent in the five-month period from January to May. During that time, the Russian carrier transported 180,605 tonnes throughout the world, connecting Europe, Asia and the United States via Russia. In Asia, ABC launched two weekly flights from […]

Etihad begins Moscow freighter service

Etihad Cargo will launch twice weekly freighter flights Wednesday linking Abu Dhabi and Moscow Domodedovo airports. The cargo service will operate every Wednesday and Friday using an Airbus A330-200F freighter, with a capacity of 64 tonnes. Moscow is Russia’s capital city and a major political, economic, financial and transportation hub. “Russia is a key market […]
  • August 11, 2014

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