AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) saw its volumes of
special commodities increase by over 25% in 2018.
ABC’s pharma volumes increased by more than
60% year-on-year, while dangerous goods shipments using the
airline’s ABC DG product rose by 40%. ABC XL demand for oversize
and heavy cargoes increased by over 20% versus 2017, and ecommerce
business delivered via AirBridgeCargo’s abc e-com product was up
The company says it expects this growth trajectory to
continue in terms of shipment volumes as it increases its focus on
performance quality and customer satisfaction.
Overall, total volumes carried in 2018 went up
by 2%, exceeding 700,000 tons across ABC’s growing international
route network. The increase is attributed to the introduction of
new destinations, notably Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Shenzhen,
Budapest, and Columbus, which complemented the airline’s existing
routes and opened new market growth opportunities for ABC’s
“2019 will be an exceptional year for ABC – the
year of our 15th anniversary - and we are delighted to achieve
another company milestone supported by the consistent results of
2018. New challenges are ahead of us, but that’s what makes the
air cargo industry an exciting place to be. We are all set and
ready for new plans and accomplishments as we continue to follow
our growth strategy,” said Sergey Lazarev, General Director
of AirBridgeCargo Airlines.
One of the main areas for further progress this
year will lie in the development of digital front-end solutions
for the convenience of ABC customers worldwide. This enhanced digital environment
will include the implementation of equipment to improve the
monitoring of a cargo’s condition - temperature logger, shocking
sensors, Bluetooth transmitting devices - up to partnering with
the world’s leading companies, such as Unilode and SITAOnAir, to
guarantee 100% traceability of shipments and continue the move
towards an ‘Internet of Things’ platform.