Effective from 9 May, AirBridgeCargo Airlines
will expand its services in Central Europe with direct flights to
and from Munich with a Boeing 747 freighter.
The new Munich flight
to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport will be in addition to the four
existing weekly Boeing 737 flights operated by Atran Cargo
Airlines, also part of Volga Dnepr Group.
AirBridgeCargo’s B747 all-cargo
flight between the Bavarian capital and its hub in Moscow
will operate every Friday at midday.
Walter Morris, Head of Business Development of
ABC in Southern Germany, said, "Being able to offer connections to
the largest Asian gateways such as Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu,
Zhengzhou, Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo-Narita will make ABC a top
product for the Bavarian air cargo community, and the direct
freighter link between the Bavarian capital and Russia will add
attractiveness to our product."
Germany has always
been one of the most important markets contributing to ABC’s
growth over the last decade. Earlier this year ABC launched
scheduled B747 services to and from Leipzig, extending the group’s
strong association with the airport, where it has invested in a
modern aircraft maintenance and repair facility to serve a variety
of aircraft types.
Denis Ilin, Executive President ABC, said, "Our
decision to introduce the new service was motivated by increased
customer demand for cargo services from Germany to Russia and to
Asia. In the first quarter of 2014, we increased export traffic
from Germany to Russia by 51%, way above market trends, and we
also recorded strong demand on our routes from Germany to Asia."
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