ABC celebrates decade with record Q1

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), Russia’s largest cargo airline, has commenced its 10th anniversary year with the strongest first quarter in its history, with tonnage up nine per cent in Q1 to 86,500 tonnes.


ABC celebrates decade with record Q1


AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), Russia’s largest cargo airline, has commenced its 10th anniversary year with the strongest first quarter in its history, with tonnage up nine per cent in Q1 to 86,500 tonnes. ABC says its growth reflects market improvements in Russia, Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific as well as the success of its own sales activities. Freight ton-kilometres in the first three months of 2014 rose by 13 per cent, far exceeding the industry average of four per cent growth in the months of January and February. Load factor for Q1 was 71 per cent, again considerably higher than the industry average.

Continuing its network growth in the first three months of 2014, ABC added Dallas, Leipzig and Malmo as new on-line destinations and increased its frequencies to and from Chicago.

The additional operations strengthen ABC’s position in the European and North American air cargo markets. By adding new destinations and improving connectivity with its Moscow hub, ABC is able to offer an increased choice of routes and connections for its international customers, it said. The airline’s continued focus on improving its performance levels led to further gains in Q1, increasing its Delivered-As- Promised performance to 78 per cent.