ABC develops import traffic into Russia

AirBridgeCargo (ABC) Airlines – which was recently granted 5th Freedom traffic rights from Shanghai, China to the US – transported 92,000 tonnes of cargo in the third quarter of 2013, a three per cent increase compared to the same period in 2012.


ABC develops import traffic into Russia


AirBridgeCargo (ABC) Airlines – which was recently granted 5th Freedom traffic rights from Shanghai, China to the US – transported 92,000 tonnes of cargo in the third quarter of 2013, a three per cent increase compared to the same period in 2012. Average load factors were also higher, up two per cent to 72 per cent while available freight tonne kilometers and freight tonne kilometers for the three-month period rose 15 per cent and 18 per cent, respectively.

AirBridgeCargo is also seeing the benefit of its 2013 campaign to develop import traffic into Russia. For the three months of July, August and September, ABC’s import volumes into Russia climbed 13 per cent to 24,000 tonnes.

This result made the third quarter the best of the year so far for imports carried by the airline. Strong inbound growth generated on its main routes meant imports accounted for 26 per cent of ABC’s total cargo volume over this reporting period.