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AirBridgeCargo Airlines
"Авиакомпания "ЭйрБриджКарго"
IATA ICAO Callsign
RU ABW AIRBRIDGECARGO
Founded 2004
Hubs Moscow Sheremetyevo airport
Fleet size 18
Destinations more than 30
Parent company Volga-Dnepr Group (100%)
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Employees more than 1300
Website http://www.airbridgecargo.com/en

AirBridgeCargo Airlines, LLC (Russian: ООО Авиакомпания «ЭйрБриджКарго»), part of Volga-Dnepr Group, is the largest Russian cargo airline. It operates scheduled cargo services on routes between Russia, Asia, Europe and North America, covering more than 30 destinations worldwide. All flights connect to their hub at Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport.

History[edit]

A now retired former AirBridgeCargo Boeing 747-200F

The company entered the scheduled cargo market in April 2004 when the first AirBridgeCargo branded Boeing 747 made its inaugural commercial flight on route from Luxembourg to Beijing. This milestone for Volga-Dnepr Group was the realization of two years of preliminary work to build the airline's fleet, network, management and personnel. During two years of follow-up ABC continued its development with expansion of network in Asia and Europe and enlargement of its Boeing 747 freighter fleet. In November 2006 AirBridgeCargo received its own air operator's certificate, thus becoming an independent scheduled cargo airline within Volga-Dnepr Group. The carrier was the first Russian company to deploy Boeing 747-400F and Boeing 747-8F into its fleet in 2007 and 2012 respectively and to start transpolar flights on the Hong Kong – Chicago route.

The Company is IATA member, IOSA certified and obtains a number of certifications for operations of special cargoes delivery, among them being IATA CEIV, QEP certification. It is also a member of industry-related associations, such as CargoiQ, Cool Chain association and others.

Throughout its development, ABC has achieved strong growth, reporting a compound average tonnage increase of 17% in the last five years and has been awarded with industry awards for its high level of quality performance and growth, both at national and international levels.

2009 ‘Cargo Carrier of the Year on International and Domestic Routes’ Wings of Russia Awards
2010 ‘Cargo Carrier of the Year on International and Domestic Routes’ Wings of Russia Awards
‘Best Cargo Performer’ Fraport Cargo Services
2011 ‘Cargo Carrier of the Year on International and Domestic Routes’ Wings of Russia Awards
2012 ‘Cargo Carrier of the Year on International and Domestic Routes’ Wings of Russia Awards
‘Best Cargo Airline’ Schiphol Aviation Awards
‘National Leader in Air Transport Industry’ Golden Chariot Awards
2014 ‘Best All Cargo Carrier’ Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards
‘Largest International Air Carrier at Frankfurt Airport 2014’ Fraport Cargo Services
2015 ‘All-Cargo Airline Of The Year 2015’ Cargo Airline of the Year Awards
‘Best Overall Carrier of the Year 2015’ Payload Asia Awards
2016 ‘Quality Overall Performance 2016’ Anama Quality Awards
‘Best All Cargo Airline’ AFLAS 2016, The Asian Freight, Logistic and Supply Chain Awards
‘Media Award of the Year – 2016’ Payload Award Asia
2017 ‘Best All Cargo Airline’ AFLAS 2017, The Asian Freight, Logistic and Supply Chain Awards

Corporate affairs[edit]

ABC is present in Asia, Europe and North America, with the head office in Moscow - Building 3, 28B, Mezhdunarodnoe road, Business center “Skypoint”, Moscow, Russia 141411[citation needed]

Destinations[edit]

The company operates scheduled freighter services, providing transportation linkages in Asia, Europe and North America via its hub in Moscow Sheremetyevo airport and embracing major cargo hubs, among them being Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Chicago, Singapore and others. The Carrier develops its route network in line with customers’ demand and market sentiments.

Fleet[edit]

AirBridgeCargo Boeing 747-8F

As of September 2017, the AirBridgeCargo fleet consists of the following aircraft:[1]

AirBridgeCargo Fleet
Aircraft In Service
Boeing 747-400F 3
Boeing 747-400ERF 4
Boeing 747-8F 11
Total 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AirBridgeCargo". planespotters.net. Retrieved 2017-02-18. 

External links[edit]

Media related to AirBridgeCargo Airlines at Wikimedia Commons