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

The 2016 Freight 50: Analysis of top cargo carriers

For most of the top 10 carriers on the Freight 50 list, growth was relatively static. Cathay Pacific, for example, managed a 5.4 percent increase in overall traffic to reach 10.59 billion FTKs, thanks to its ability to capitalize on “very strong” trans-Pacific demand in early 2015, said Mark Sutch, general manager, cargo sales and […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 26, 2016

Chapman Freeborn, Volga-Dnepr celebrate Solar Impulse 2’s dénouement

The Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) may have been the first solar-powered aircraft to circumnavigate the globe after touching down in Abu Dhabi on July 26, but it wasn’t exactly alone. To earn this achievement, Si2 had to make multiple stops along the way, and charter carriers Chapman Freeborn and Volga-Dnepr were on hand throughout the […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 25, 2016

Boeing delivers first of five 747-8Fs to CargoLogicAir

Boeing and CargoLogicAir took advantage of the Farnborough International Airshow to announce the delivery of the first of five potential 747-8Fs that the U.K. based subsidiary of the Volga-Dnepr Group hopes to receive within its first five years of operations. CargoLogicAir earned its U.K. Air Operator Certificate early in 2016 and commenced twice-weekly 747-400 ACMI […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 14, 2016

Volga-Dnepr Group signs major deals with Boeing, GE Aviation

Boeing and Volga-Dnepr Group signed a contract today for long-term logistics support for Boeing and its partners. The Russian carrier also inked a deal for twenty 747-8 freighters to grow and upgrade its fleet. The deal was announced at this year’s Farnborough Airshow in the U.K. The logistics support agreement tasks Volga-Dnepr with long-term logistics […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 12, 2016

Volga-Dnepr forms cargo partnership with Sheremetyevo Airport

In a bid to strengthen their long-standing cooperation, Volga-Dnepr Group and Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) have signed a joint agreement to facilitate the development of modern cargo infrastructure at the airport and to encourage greater airfreight business throughout Russia. Under the agreement, the air carriers and SVO will cooperate to a greater extent with […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 21, 2016

CargoLogicAir succeeds with first charters

U.K.-based CargoLogicAir, the offspring of the Volga-Dnepr Group, completed its first charter flights since receiving its AOC from the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority. The launch customer, Chapman Freeborn Italia, organized two 747-400F charters to Bari, Italy. The charter flights flew via Frankfurt, carrying 113 tonnes of automotive parts, including engine base plates. Chapman Freeborn booked […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 12, 2016

Cargologic Air takes to the skies

British cargo airline Cargologic Air received its Air Operator Certificate from the U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority and has taken to the skies with a charter flight to Italy this week. Cargologic Air – a subsidiary of AirBridgeCargo and part of Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Group – is operating with a 747-400F, which it leased from Aircastle in […]
  • Staff Reports
  • January 27, 2016

Help for the families of Volga-Dnepr terror victims

The Volga-Dnepr Group has committed itself to taking care of the costs associated with the Nov. 20 terrorist attack in Mali, and has set up a fund to help the families of the six employees who were murdered. Volga-Dnepr footed the bill to bring the bodies of the crewmembers back to Russia and also paid […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 3, 2015

CargoLogicAir nearly ready for launch

CargoLogicAir, the UK-based subsidiary of AirBridgeCargo, has gone live with a website — – hired its flight crews and rolled out its first 747-400F with the new livery. All that’s left for the fledgling all-cargo carrier is the all-important Air Operator Certificate from the U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority. The aircraft, originally destined for sister […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 25, 2015

Volga-Dnepr mourns loss of crew members in Mali attack

Russian carrier Volga-Dnepr Airlines, and indeed the entire air cargo industry, is in a profound period of mourning today after learning that six members of an An-124 crew were murdered last Friday during the terrorist attack on the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali. The six crew members were among 22 people who were killed […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 23, 2015

Volga Dnepr transports sensitive satellite

Volga-Dnepr Airlines carried the Türksat 4B communications satellite  from Japan to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on an An-124 freighter this month. Once in orbit, the satellite will improve communications in Turkey, Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Mitsubishi Electric manufactured the satellite in Japan for Turkish satellite operator Türksat AS. For shipment […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 17, 2015
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