ABC sees tonnage growth of 17% in first 8 mos

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of Volga-Dnepr Group and Russia’s largest all-cargo carrier, is heading into the final quarter of 2015 with sustained growth after reporting a 17 per cent year-onyear rise in tonnage for the opening eight months of the year.


AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of Volga-Dnepr Group and Russia’s largest all-cargo carrier, is heading into the final quarter of 2015 with sustained growth after reporting a 17 per cent year-onyear rise in tonnage for the opening eight months of the year.

In the period to the end of August, ABC transported 300,000 tonnes of cargo across its global network linking the largest trade markets of Asia, Europe, the USA and Russia. ABC’s expansion strategy of entering new markets enabled the airline to achieve a stable load factor of 67 per cent and increase freight tonkilometers by 22 per cent.

Traffi c in August rose by 14 per cent over the same month a year ago to over 39,000 tonnes, with FTK’s climbing 15 per cent.

“Th is exceptional performance is the result of the combined work of ABC’s global team,” said Denis Ilin, executive president of AirBridgeCargo Airlines. “We are exerting our best eff orts to maintain the level of growth we achieved in 2014 and to improve this by providing our customers with reliable and efficient transportation services. During the fi rst eight months of 2015 not only have we been developing our route network and fl eet but also investing heavily in service technology and attracting the best industry experts to support ABC’s clients worldwide. I would like to thank every ABC customer for their loyalty as always and my team for its commitment.”