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AirBridgeCargo Airlines, LLC (Russian: ООО Авиакомпания «ЭйрБриджКарго»), part of Volga-Dnepr Group, is the largest Russian cargo airline. It operates scheduled cargo services on routes between Russia, Asia, Europe and North America, covering more than 30 destinations worldwide. All flights connect to their hub at Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport.

AirBridgeCargo Airlines
"Авиакомпания "ЭйрБриджКарго"
AirBridgeCargo logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
RU ABW AIRBRIDGECARGO
Founded2004
HubsMoscow Sheremetyevo airport
Fleet size18
Destinationsmore than 30
Parent companyVolga-Dnepr Group (100%)
HeadquartersMoscow, Russia
Employeesmore than 1300
Websiteairbridgecargo.com

HistoryEdit

 
A now retired former AirBridgeCargo Boeing 747-200F

The company entered the scheduled cargo market in April 2004 when the first AirBridgeCargo branded Boeing 747 made its inaugural commercial flight on route from Beijing to Luxembourg. This milestone for Volga-Dnepr Group was the realization of two years of preliminary work to build the airline's fleet, network, management and personnel. During two years of follow-up ABC continued its development with expansion of network in Asia and Europe and enlargement of its Boeing 747 freighter fleet. In November 2006 AirBridgeCargo received its own air operator's certificate, thus becoming an independent scheduled cargo airline within Volga-Dnepr Group. The carrier was the first Russian company to deploy Boeing 747-400F and Boeing 747-8F into its fleet in 2007 and 2012 respectively and to start transpolar flights on the Hong Kong – Chicago route.

The Company is IATA member, IOSA certified and obtains a number of certifications for operations of special cargoes delivery, among them being IATA CEIV, QEP certification. It is also a member of industry-related associations, such as CargoiQ, Cool Chain association and others. Throughout its development, ABC has achieved strong growth, reporting a compound average tonnage increase of 15% in the last five years.

Corporate affairsEdit

ABC is present in Asia, Europe and North America, with the head office in Moscow - Building 3, 28B, Mezhdunarodnoe road, Business center “Skypoint”, Moscow, Russia 141411[citation needed]

FleetEdit

 
AirBridgeCargo Boeing 747-8F

As of February 2019, the AirBridgeCargo fleet consists of the following Boeing 747 aircraft:[1]

AirBridgeCargo Fleet
Aircraft In Service Order Notes
Boeing 747-400F 2
Boeing 747-400ERF 4
Boeing 747-8F 12
Total 18

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AirBridgeCargo". planespotters.net. Retrieved 2018-12-05.

External linksEdit

  Media related to AirBridgeCargo Airlines at Wikimedia Commons