Tuesday, May 21, 2024

US targets Russian cargo airline Aviastar over sanctions violations

The US Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) assistant secretary for export enforcement Matthew S. Axelrod has issued an order temporarily denying all export privileges for the Russian cargo aircraft carrier Aviastar due to ongoing violations of the comprehensive export controls imposed on Russia by the Commerce Department. Headquartered in Moscow, Aviastar provides a variety […]

New airline for Cologne Bonn Airport

On May 6, the Russian airline S7 Airlines will be taking off for the first time from Cologne/Bonn with a flight heading for Moscow. S7 will be operating weekly flights from the Rhineland Airport to Moscow-Domodedovo. With the Airbus A320neo, they will be using one of a new generation of aircraft for the route to […]

Aeroflot update Moscow schedule

Aeroflot has drastically reduced its flight schedule in response to restrictions imposed by governments globally. However, the airlines will continue to operate flights from Moscow to Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Dublin, Geneva, London, Madrid, Paris and Rome. From March 29, Aeroflot will continue to operate flights to the US but this will only be the Moscow […]

Aeroflot adjusts flight schedule for Italy, France, Germany and Spain

Aeroflot has temporarily suspended its flight schedule for Italy, France, Germany and Spain, from Moscow between March 13 and April 30 in an effort to restrict the spread of COVID-19. Locations affected will include, Alicante, Valencia, Malaga, Palma, Maseille, Lyon, Nice, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, Stuttgart, Milan, Venice, Napoli, Verona and Bologna. Roysia flights under […]

Novosibirsk Tolmachevo to develop cargo services

As Russia’s second busiest freight airport, Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport dominates the technical landing market for freight flights between Europe and Asia. Head of cargo and mail department Igor Knyazhevskiy tells Air Cargo Week that so far this year, cargo and mail is up 4.7% and growth is expected to reach 6% by the end of […]

Focused effort to develop cargo in Moscow

As Russia’s largest cargo airport, Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport is focusing efforts on improving infrastructure and the quality of service for customers and airlines. In late 2017, the Moscow Cargo terminal was commissioned, a one-of-a-kind facility in Russia with a total area of 42,300 sq m. It is designed to handle 380,000 tonnes of cargo […]

AirBridgeCargo shows off its horsepower

AirBridgeCargo Airlines demonstrated its horsepower by transporting nine racehorses from Moscow to Amsterdam on a Boeing 747-8 Freighter. The abc care team oversaw each step of the journey, keeping waiting times to a minimum within warehouses, on the apron and while loading and unloading the aircraft. ABC specialists tried to shorten before-the-flight standard procedures and […]

Turkish Cargo to launch Sheremetyevo flights

Turkish Cargo will add Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport to its freighter network, with weekly flights from Istanbul starting on Wednesday 12 June. Located 30 kilometres from Moscow, the area is the main import and export centre in Russia. Exports will include automotive accessories and raw oil materials originating from Russia, as well as imports of textiles, […]

Air Charter Service moves offices in Moscow

Air Charter Service (ACS) has moved its Moscow, Russia operations to a new office that is almost twice the size of the previous premises. The new office opened its doors on 8 April, with Azat Mulgimov, regional director of ACS Russia and CIS saying that Moscow operations are continuing to grow in its 25th year […]

Atran Airlines connects Xi’an with Moscow

Volga-Dnepr Group’s express carrier Atran Airlines has linked Xi’an, China with Moscow, Russia, connecting Chinese retailers with Russian consumers. The first flight was operated by a Boeing 737-400SF with further plans to deploy a Boeing 737-800BCF with up to 23 tonnes of cargo capacity per flight on the route. The flight was operated with the […]

Atran Airlines welcomes first 737-800BCF to fleet

Volga-Dnepr Group’s express carrier, Atran Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737-800BCF, increasing its fleet to five aircraft. The new freight has already operated its first flights from Moscow Vnukovo to Norilsk and Yakutsk carrying consumer goods for the population of the Siberian and Far Eastern parts of Russia including perishables, general cargo […]

Special cargo behind growth at AirBridgeCargo

Cargo volumes at AirBridgeCargo Airlines exceeded 700,000 tonnes in 2018, driven by special cargo growing 25% in the same time period. Total volumes were up 2% helped by new destinations including Ho Chi Minh City, Shenzhen, Budapest and Columbus, complementing existing routes, while effective fleet utilisation and a strong team facilitated growth. Alignment of internal […]

ABC flies polar bear from Krasnoyarsk to Beijing

A polar bear born at Novosibirsk Zoo flew with AirBridgeCargo Airlines from Krasnoyarsk to Beijing to his new home using a Boeing 747-8 Freighter. Transportation was arranged by Avanti, a Novosibirsk logistics company, and complied with IATA Live Animal Regulations, and the cargo was handled at Krasnoyarsk Airport by Sibir Cargo Services Company. The temperature […]

AirBridgeCargo flies 200 breeding cattle to Russia

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and Intradco Global have flown 200 breeding cattle to Russia’s Far East to help populate farms across the region. The charter flight travelled from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, where the arrival was warmly greeted by the region’s farming community. The cows, weighing 500 kilogrammes each, flew onboard a Boeing 747-8 […]

ABC drives double-digit growth in Moscow

AirBridgeCargo (ABC) Airlines will continue to develop Moscow as a gateway with airport partners, having helped increase volumes at Sheremetyevo International Airport by 20 per cent. Total cargo volumes at Sheremetyevo were 60,000 tonnes in the first eight months of 2018, with around 40 per cent originated from China, with commodities including hi-tech equipment and […]

Atran Airlines to lease two 737-800Fs from GECAS

Atran Airlines has signed a lease agreement with GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) for two Boeing 737-800 converted freighters. The passenger-converted aircraft are scheduled for delivery in late 2018 and the first half of 2019. They will provide additional capacity for Volga-Dnepr’s express carrier, joining the existing fleet of three Boeing 737-400 Freighters. GECAS senior […]

100 not out for Aeroflot’s SSJ100 order

Aeroflot and the United Aircraft Corporation have signed an agreement for delivery to Aeroflot of 100 Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft. The aircraft offers 21.97 m3 (776 cu ft) of cargo space. The document was signed by Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev and UAC president Yury Slyusar during the current Eastern Economic Forum in the presence of […]

Volga-Dnepr extends One Belt, One Road with partners in Henan

Volga-Dnepr Group, Henan Airport Group and Zhongyuan Asset Management have signed an agreement to expand the ‘One Belt, One Road’ cooperation in the province. The ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative was announced by the president of China, Xi Jinping in 2013 to develop international cooperation between China and other countries through creating transport and investment […]

Q1 cargo income rise outstrips volume growth for Aeroflot

Aeroflot Cargo income grew at a greater rate than tonnage growth in Q1 2018, figures revealed by the carrier reveal. This was during the first three months of the year, traditionally weak for the Russian aviation market. This is due to a number of factors, primarily seasonality of demand, as fewer passengers fly during this […]

Volga-Dnepr makes polar flights to support Yamal-LNG project

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has supported the Yamal-LNG gas recovery project by flying 130 tonnes of industrial equipment to Sabetta in Russia’s Yamal Peninsula. The transportation was provided at the request of Russian logistics company, AeroTransCargo, which has already managed the air transportation of over 3,500 tonnes of equipment mostly using Ilyushin IL-76TD-90VD and Antonov AN-124-100 Freighters […]

Not quite gold standard, precious cargo falls out of plane in Russia

An aircraft carrying millions of dollars worth of gold, platinum and diamonds lost part of its cargo after taking off from Yakutsk Airport in Russia. The Nimbus Airlines Antonov AN-12 was flying from Yakutsk in the Sakha Republic in eastern Russia to Krasnoyarsk when the aircraft hit problems during take off as the cargo fell […]

Forget Snakes on a Plane, Volga-Dnepr has rhinos in an Ilyushin

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported two Southern White Rhinos from Israel to Russia, to a zoo participating in international programmes for the preservation of rare and endangered animals. The animals flew from Tel Aviv to Rostov-on-Don in an Ilyushin IL-76TD-90VD to ensure the correct temperature and pressure environments were maintained during the transportation. The aircraft’s low […]

Qatar Airways launches daily direct St Petersburg flights

Qatar Airways kicked off an important year ahead in Russia for both the airline and the State of Qatar with the touchdown of its first daily direct flight to St Petersburg on December 19. Next year will be a milestone year for Russian-Qatari relations as Qatar Airways sponsors the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the State […]

Transfer cargo at Moscow almost doubles up to November

Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International airport handled over 290,000 tonnes of cargo and mail in up to the end of November this year. This is 30 per cent more than the same period last year. The volume of mail increased by 42.4 per cent, to 30,000 tonnes, over the same period. The first 11 months of 2017 […]

NAS expands cargo options after Aigle Azur adds to network

Network Airline Services (NAS) is now offering more cargo capacity after France’s second largest airline Aigle Azur started two new destinations to Berlin Tegel (TXL) and Moscow Domodedovo (DME) on 1 December. The airline will operate four flights per week between TXL and Paris Orly (ORY), the Aigle Azur hub, and two direct flights from […]

Exchange rates hit Aeroflot profits but cargo revenue increases

Net profits for the Aeroflot Group have fallen by 38 per cent in the first nine months of 2017 due to weaker exchange rates. Nine month net profits up to 30 September 2017 were down to 27.1 billion roubles ($463 million) with lower finance income due to lower earnings from exchange rate difference, though finance […]

Expanding fleet and network help ABC grow 15% in 10 months

AirBridgeCargo (ABC) Airlines has continued its strong growth with volumes increasing 15 per cent in the first 10 months of 2017 helped by an expanding fleet, network and developing new products. It handled 575,000 tonnes in the first 10 months with all major markets performing well, and load factors were up four per cent to […]

UTAir appoints TEK Poseidon as GSA at three stations

UTair has appointed TEK Poseidon – the Russian member of the 1GSA network – as its general sales agent (GSA) for services from its Moscow Vnukovo International Airport (VKO) hub, and stations in Riga (Latvia) and Tashkent (Uzbekistan). The Russian carrier serves 72 destinations with its 65-strong fleet and TEK Poseidon will particularly focus on […]