EUROPE & CIS: Volga-Dnepr chief urges Russian air cargo dev’t

Russia’s burgeoning air cargo industry will play an increasingly important role in helping to develop a thriving economy as long as the country continues to develop its airport infrastructure to manage the growth in throughput, according to Volga -Dnepr Group’s president, Alexey Isaikin. Strong, sustainable growth in Russia’s economy will translate to growth in the […]


Russia’s burgeoning air cargo industry will play an increasingly important role in helping to develop a thriving economy as long as the country continues to develop its airport infrastructure to manage the growth in throughput, according to Volga -Dnepr Group’s president, Alexey Isaikin. Strong, sustainable growth in Russia’s economy will translate to growth in the domestic air cargo market which will help stimulate the market for Russian-built cargo aircraft and bring new employment and growth opportunities for businesses involved in supplying components and other services to aircraft manufacturers, he added. “Over five years, our scheduled cargo airline, AirBridge- Cargo Airlines, has increased its cargo volume processed through Moscow’s Sheremetyevo and Domodedovo Airports to 300,000 tonnes. Our growth has served as the basis for the establishment and development of the elementary cargo infrastructure at the two leading airports of Russia and we hope their development will continue to keep pace with air cargo growth forecasts because this will bring important benefits to the Russian economy,” Isaikin said. Four modern cargo hubs in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok and Novosibirsk or Krasnoyarsk, each having one million tonnes capacity, could generate US$24 billion of revenue from processing air cargo, he added.