ABC continues growth track with record-setting 27% Q1 growth

AirBridgeCargo’s latest figures for March continued the strong start to 2016 with the 51,000 tonnes carried representing a 35 per cent upswing year-on-year, making it ABC’s best-ever month for tonnage in its 12-year history.


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AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) set a new quarterly tonnage record in the first three months of 2016, carrying over 132,000 tonnes of cargo across its international route network, a 27 per cent increase year-on-year alongside a 23 per cent  growth in FTKs.

January 2016 saw ABC record year-on-year cargo volumes of 43,000 tonnes, while in February tonnage rose 15 per cent over the same month in 2015 despite the impact on global trade caused by the Chinese new year and the extraordinary demand for capacity last year due to the strikes at US ports.

AirBridgeCargo’s latest figures for March continued the strong start to 2016 with the 51,000 tonnes carried representing a 35 per cent upswing year-on-year, making it ABC’s best-ever month for tonnage in its 12-year history.

ABC said these positive results reflect both strong growth in its existing markets and the gains achieved on new routes launched in 2015 and in 2016. Last year, AirBridgeCargo added Singapore, Hanoi, Helsinki, Los Angeles and Atlanta to its global network. It also increased its Tokyo services to four fights a week.

Since the start of 2016, the airline has continued its expansion plans with the addition of a third weekly B747 freighter service to Singapore and the launch of operations to Africa through partnership with CargoLogicAir, adding a new continent in the airline’s route network.