ABC appoints Airline Cargo GSA in US
AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is continuing to build its presence in the Americas with the appointment of Portland, Oregon-based Airlink Cargo LLC as its GSA in the Pacific-Northwest region of the US.
November 10, 2014
AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is continuing to build its presence in the Americas with the appointment of Portland, Oregon-based Airlink Cargo LLC as its GSA in the Pacific-Northwest region of the US. Its team will provide dedicated sales and customer service support for ABC’s flights from the US to Europe, Russia and Asia.
The airline has achieved strong growth in the US market since the introduction of its first route in North America in 2011 linking Moscow and Chicago. This year, ABC has doubled its weekly B747 freighter services to and from Chicago and opened a second route to Dallas/Fort Worth. This winter it will operate seven flights a week from Chicago and three services a week ex Dallas/Fort Worth.
ABC is celebrating 2014, the tenth anniversary of its first flight, with its best-ever performance figures and its success has been significantly boosted by growing US cargo volumes. In the first nine months of this year, ABC’s achieved a 55 per cent increase in traffic from North America.
This also contributed to ABC’s record start to 2014 with its overall 16 per cent growth in tonnage in the first six months to 188,354 tonnes, and an average load factor across its global network of 72 per cent. Increasing its sales presence in the Americas comes as growing consumer confidence in the US and steady month-on-month growth in the market indicates a strong end to 2014 and a positive outlook for 2015.