AirBridgeCargo’s Lazarev: At right place, right time for further growth

Since joining the Volga-Dnepr Group in 2013, in the position of operations director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), Sergey Lazarev has overseen a period of rapid growth for the Russian all-cargo carrier. Two years later after joining the carrier, he was appointed general director of ABC, which had been aggressively pursuing long-haul cargo routes and achieving […]

Moscow Cargo begins commercial operations at new cargo complex

Moscow Cargo, the air cargo operator at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO), launched commercial operations at the facility’s new 43,200-square-meter cargo complex, the largest such operation in Russia. The new terminal handles about 250 tonnes of cargo per day and has an annual capacity of 380,000 tonnes per year. All cargo operations for domestic flights […]

Sheremetyevo international cargo volume rises 80 percent

Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) experienced a significant uptick in cargo throughput during the first 11 months of 2017, as the overall cargo handle at the airport rose by 30 percent, year-over-year, to more than 260,000 tonnes, and cargo volumes on international flights increased by a full 80 percent during the same time. The most […]

5 most anticipated airport cargo capacity expansions

As demand continues to increase for air cargo and e-commerce, the world’s airports are preparing to expand where possible to handle the expected load. Here is a list of some of the most eagerly awaited airport projects that will help expand global airfreight capacity.   1) Chicago, U.S. — DHL’s Global Gateway Facility Just last […]

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 […]

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 […]