ABC taps new HK 5th Freedom to add Hanoi

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has expanded its global network to Vietnam with the launch of twice-weekly freighter services from Hanoi, starting from 1 April.


ABC taps new HK 5th Freedom to add Hanoi


AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has expanded its global network to Vietnam with the launch of twice-weekly freighter services from Hanoi, starting from 1 April. Th e flights depart Hanoi every Wednesday and Saturday bound for ABC’s hub at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport via Hong Kong. From Moscow, the flight connects to AirBridgeCargo destinations in Europe and the United States.

“AirBridgeCargo believes that entering the Vietnamese market is a logical next step in developing the strategically important Asian market,” said Robert van de Weg, ABC’s senior VP sales & marketing. “For decades the world has witnessed how Asia has emerged as the world’s largest manufacturing power, while it has also become one of the largest global consumer markets. Vietnam’s market development is another bright example of the region’s strength and continued potential and we are excited to start serving our customers there. We are confident that the new Hanoi service will complement our existing network and that this will benefit our clients.”

ABC (along with other Russian cargo carriers) was recently granted Fifth Freedom traffic rights out of Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok following bilateral talks between Russia and Hong Kong in early April. Under the revised terms of the

two countries’ Bilateral Air Services Agreement signed in 1999, Russian cargo carriers are now able to ply 5th Freedom flights between any two intermediate points to be chosen from Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Almaty, Seoul and Hanoi for up to three flights per week per point in each direction.