AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ winter flight schedule
for 2014/15 features additional Boeing 747 freighter frequencies
linking major markets in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific,
via the airline’s hub in Moscow.
In Europe, ABC has launched extra
weekly frequencies to/from Munich, Milan and Amsterdam. In Asia,
AirBridgeCargo has also increased flights to/from Hong Kong and
Shanghai with an extra service per week on both routes. ABC has
also extended its capacity for customers in North America with two
additional flights a week to Chicago and one to Dallas/Fort Worth.
first nine months of 2014, ABC saw an increase in tonnage carried
on all of its routes in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific,
with flown tonnage to/from the USA, Asia and Europe growing by
28%, 14% and 13% respectively over this period.
The highest growth
rate was seen on North America-Europe routes with a 77% growth in
tonnage. Volumes from the U.S. to Amsterdam doubled over this period. The airline has also seen stable growth from the U.S. to
Germany, which reflects strong customer support since the launch
of direct flights from the U.S. to Frankfurt and new services to Munich launched earlier this year. ABC’s volumes from the U.S. to
Frankfurt rose 26% in the nine months to 30 September 2014.
Denis Ilin, Executive President of AirBridgeCargo, said, “We
operate all-cargo services on the world's largest trans-regional
cargo markets and these Increased Boeing 747 freighter frequencies
will enhance trade flows between each region at a time when we are
achieving strong growth in demand, and give our customers better
access to point-to-point deliveries within our global route
network. Moreover, we are matching capacity with demand on these
routes. Our FTK grew by 16.5%, surpassing the capacity growth.”
ABC currently operates flights to 25 major trade
destinations in 11 countries. With increased frequencies, the
airline now offers 63 point-to-point connections for its U.S.
customers, 375 point-to-point connections for European customers
and 324 point-to-point delivery options for customers in Asia. All
operations are performed via ABC’s hub at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo
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