ABC launches Dallas, Malmo and Leipzig services
AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), is expanding its presence in the US market with the launch of twice-weekly B747-8 freighter flights linking Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) with Amsterdam Schiphol and Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport.
May 1, 2014
AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), is expanding its presence in the US market with the launch of twice-weekly B747-8 freighter flights linking Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) with Amsterdam Schiphol and Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. The airline, part of Volga-Dnepr Group, is also developing its current services to Chicago, introducing direct flights from Frankfurt which commenced from 31 March.
“Chicago has been a very successful route for us since we commenced services on the route in 2012 and the extra B747F flight a week from O’Hare International Airport will provide welcome additional capacity for our customers,” said Denis Ilin, executive president of AirBridgeCargo Airlines. “Expanding services in the US market is a logical step in the airline’s development and means we can increase our ability to offer fast and efficient freight deliveries for customers doing business in North America, Europe, Asia and Russia.”
ABC started services to/from Chicago in 2012 and since then the airline has seen strong demand on this route, especially in oil and gas sector where exports have grown by six per cent. ABC’s overall cargo tonnage to/from the North Americas has grown by 12 and four per cent respectively.
Meanwhile, ABC is expanding its presence in Europe with new routes linking Moscow with Malmo in Sweden and Leipzig, Germany which began in April. The new Malmo service to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport will be in addition to the existing weekend B737 freighter flight operated by Atran Cargo Airlines, also part of Volga-Dnepr Group. ABC’s B747 all-cargo flight between the two cities will operate every Friday.