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AirBridgeCargo to set up its European hub at Liege Airport

Liege Airport and AirBridgeCargo Airlines have signed an historic lease agreement for 10 years. This arrangement will bring the scale of cooperation between two companies to the next level of development, boosting air cargo volumes of ABC to/from the airport and placing Liege Airport among the top 5 cargo airports in Europe by 2020.

The agreement comes as a logical extension of Memorandum of Understanding, which was signed between Liege Airport and Volga-Dnepr Group earlier this year during the Farnborough International Airshow 2018 in July, and will contribute to the development of the regional economy in general, creating numerous amounts of jobs and favouring growth of air cargo sector, and the airport development in particular, heating up cargo infrastructure and freight flows to/from the airport.

Under new agreement AirBridgeCargo will lease warehouse premises for the total area of 25,000 sq. m. for effective and seamless cargo operations in the airport. The investment amounts to 25 million euros and includes 2,000 sq. m. of office space to guarantee smooth daily flight management.

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AirBridgeCargo adds service to Ho Chi Minh City

AirBridgeCargo Airlines-ABC Boeing 747-83QF VQ-BFU (msn 60117) CUR (Ton Jochems). Image: 942901.

AirBridgeCargo Airlines is launching new freighter service to one of the busiest cities of Vietnam, thus increasing dedicated maindeck capacity to and from one of the major manufacturing hotspots in Asia and adding it to its international network of more than 30 destinations.

The flight will link customers from Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City with other destinations within ABC international network through cargo hub in Moscow on board one of its Boeing 747 freighters to guarantee 48-hour delivery time, including ground handling. Ho Chi Minh City will become the 12th Asian online destination thus strongly reinforcing ABC presence in Asia.

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AirBridgeCargo promotes its new “pharma” service, arrives in Budapest

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AirBridgeCargo has made this announcement:

At AirBridgeCargo, we understand your mission to help people live longer, happier and healthier lives. We are experts when it comes to transporting temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals and life-saving medical equipment across the globe. From vaccines, laboratory equipment, MRI/MRT machines to blood samples and beyond: AirBridgeCargo is your partner with an in-depth knowledge of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry. When a cool chain has to span across continents, you can count on our cargo experts and modern freighter fleet to make it happen. Always. Worldwide.

Always delivered as promised:

  • Exact temperature monitoring from acceptance to delivery
  • Special packaging solutions and thermal blankets for palletized shipments
  • Dedicated, skilled staff trained in handling healthcare products
  • Full compliance with IATA TCR and CEIV certification
  • Customer service support 24/7, online track&trace option for all shipments
  • QEP certified network

Innovative healthcare logistics that deliver:

  • Boeing 747-8 and 747-400 with three compartments enabling different temperature settings from 4°C to 29°C
  • Temperature control facilities on majority of stations throughout the ABC network
  • High-tech pharma hub at Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport with effective connections to deliver cargo worldwide
  • Tailor-made logistics solutions based on your individual requirements

State-of-the-art solutions to ensure your cargo arrives in perfect condition:

abc pharma active is the solution for time and temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products that need to be shipped in active containers. A variety of containers is used to keep healthcare goods as protected as possible, including dry ice technologies. Goods shipped are kept at a constant temperature throughout the entire cargo journey. Use of active containers mitigates risks for ambient temperature influence on healthcare products.

abc pharma passive is a solution for prepackaged pharmaceutical products. Within required temperature ranges and by seasonal consideration of routes, healthcare goods are shipped efficiently and effectively.

In other news, AirBridgeCargo Airlines launched bi-weekly frequencies to Budapest in the pursue to accommodate growing volumes between Europe and Asia. The new service, deploying Boeing 747 freighters, adds to the emerging network of destinations AirBridgeCargo currently offers, totaling them to 11.

Both Tuesday and Saturday flights will guarantee up to 139 tons of available capacity, covering the entire cargo catchment area of Budapest, as well as Central and Eastern Europe, and guaranteeing expertise in transportation of all types of cargo.

Budapest airport and AirBridgeCargo Airlines have held a launch event to make Boeing 747 freighter touch down memorable for all the guests, with representatives from Hungarian government, local freight forwarding community and media specialists. All the guests could watch offloading procedures live and enjoyed gala-dinner afterwards as an excellent opportunity for networking and peer meeting.

At the flight launch ceremony Levente Magyar, deputy foreign minister of Hungary has emphasized the role Budapest Airport plays in further developing the aviation connectivity of the country, and praised the fact that AirBridgeCargo has chosen Budapest as its new Central and Eastern European hub for widening its international network. He also pointed out that logistics and transport are traditionally successful areas of the Hungarian economy also due the country’s ideal geographical location.

AirBridgeCargo has been expanding its international route network, leveraging customers’ expectations and providing value-added services, powered by the latest IT technologies for all types of cargo, including pharmaceuticals, oversize and heavy, perishables, live animals, and others. At the moment it operates more than 60 weekly flights from Europe, thus boosting outbound traffic and connecting customers to the rest of the world in the most effective manner.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by ABC): AirBridgeCargo Airlines-ABC Boeing 747-87UF VP-BBL (msn 63378) (pharma) MUC (Arnd Wolf). Image: 942620.

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AirBridgeCargo Airlines is coming to Columbus

AirBridgeCargo Airlines-ABC Boeing 747-4EVF ER VQ-BUU (msn 35170) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 926542.

AirBridgeCargo Airlines will add weekly service to Coulmbus (Rickenbacker) this month. According to Airline Route, the cargo routing for the new service is Moscow (Sheremetyevo) – Columbus (Rickenbacker) – Liege – Munich – Moscow (Sheremetyevo).

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AirBridgeCargo takes delivery of two Boeing 747-8 Freighters

AirBridgeCargo Airlines-ABC Boeing 747-8HVF VQ-BLQ (msn 37581) FRA (Felix Gottwald). Image: 929994.

Boeing delivered two 747-8 Freighters to AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of Volga-Dnepr Group, and one of the leading international scheduled air cargo carriers.

The airplanes are the first to be delivered as part a memorandum of understanding, signed between Boeing and Volga-Dnepr Group at the Paris Air Show in June 2015. The deal calls for more 747-8 Freighters to continue to help ABC provide some of the best cargo carrying service in the world. The agreement also adds the Antonov An-124-100 aircraft to the long-term logistics support for Boeing and its partners.

 

The planes will be deployed on the expanding network under winter schedule 2015/2016, between Asia and the United States. With these two deliveries, ABC’s fleet now consists of eight 747-8 Freighters, five 747-400 Extended Range Freighters, and two 747-400 Freighters.

The 747-8 Freighter provides cargo operators the lowest operating costs and best economics of any large freighter airplane while providing enhanced environmental performance. It offers 16 percent more revenue cargo volume than the 747-400, while keeping its iconic nose door.

Copyright Photo: Felix Gottwald/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 747-8HVF VQ-BLQ (msn 37581) arrives in Frankfurt.

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Volga-Dnepr Group signs MOU for 20 additional Boeing 747-800F freighters

Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and Volga-Dnepr Group (Moscow) (Volga-Dnepr Airlines, Atran Airlines and AirBridgeCargo Airlines), a world leader in transportation of unique, oversize and heavy cargo, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to further the Group’s fleet expansion with 20 additional 747-8 Freighters (above), valued at $7.4 billion at list prices.

The agreement also adds the Antonov-124-100 aircraft (below) to the long-term logistics support for Boeing and its partners.

According to Boeing:

Boeing and Volga Dnepr have a long history of successful partnership. The Group has already supported Boeing in a number of shipments. The unique technical abilities of the Antonov 124-100, along with Volga-Dnepr’s 25 years of global operations and experience gained in transportation of aviation equipment, will further serve Boeing’s logistics needs.

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For Volga Dnepr Group, adding more 747-8 Freighters will allow development of the Group’s scheduled business, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), and keep the airline’s high growth rates. Volga-Dnepr Group was the first to order the Boeing 747-8 Freighter in Russia and took delivery of its first 747-8 Freighter in 2012. These additional 20 airplanes will be acquired through a mix of direct purchases and leasing over the next seven years.

The new 747-8 Freighter gives cargo operators the lowest operating costs and best economics of any large freighter airplane while providing enhanced environmental performance. It is optimized to provide greater revenue cargo-carrying capability than the 747-400, offering 16 percent more cargo volume while keeping its unique nose door.

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Volga-Dnepr Group has represented the Russian airfreight industry in the international market since 1990. The Group, which includes three leading Russian all-cargo carriers – Volga-Dnepr Airlines, AirBridgeCargo Airlines and Atran Airlines – has a multinational team of 3,500 employees in fifteen countries.

Volga Dnepr currently operates 10 Antonov An-124-100s and five Ilyushin Il-76TD-90VDs, all modified under the Group special upgrade program and capable of flying to any point of the world. The fleet also includes 14 Boeing 747s – comprised of five Boeing 747-400ERFs (Extended Range Freighters), three Boeing 747-400 Freighters, six Boeing 747-8 Freighters – and three Boeing 737-400Fs.

Top Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. AirBridgeCargo Airlines-ABC Boeing 747-8HVF VQ-BRJ (msn 37670) taxies at Amsterdam.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: AirlinersGallery.com. Volga-Dnepr Airlines Antonov An-124-100 RA-82044 (msn 9773054155109) stops at Los Angeles International Airport.

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AirBridgeCargo launches a Boeing 747 around-the-world cargo route

AirBridgeCargo Airlines-ABC (Volga-Dnepr Group) (Moscow) on April 2 launched an around-the-world route with twice-weekly cargo service on the Moscow (Sheremetyevo) – Shanghai (Pudong) – Anchorage – Los Angeles – Chicago (O’Hare) – Amsterdam route per Airline Route.

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In other news, AirBridgeCargo reported a 20% increase in tonnage for the first quarter of 2015, continuing the trend set by previous years.

According to the airline, “In the January 1-March 31 period this year, ABC carried 103,816 tons across its international route network connecting customers in Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific through its hub in Moscow.

At present the airline operates scheduled flights to 26 destinations in 14 countries using its enlarged fleet of 14 Boeing 747 family aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 747-867F VQ-BVR (msn 60687) passes through Amsterdam on the special long-range route.

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