Tuesday, May 21, 2024

AirBridgeCargo shows cattle class can be luxurious

Some special passengers got to try out AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ ‘abc care’ product, with 146 heifers flying from Houston to Bangkok. The complex charter was arranged in partnership with Intradco Global, and the request would have been a normal one if it were not travelling from the USA to Thailand. The abc care team started preparations […]

AirBridgeCargo breaks records with 40 tonne shipment

AirBridgeCargo Airlines has shown its expertise in transporting outsized cargo with a record breaking 40-tonne shipment, showcasing its abcXL product. The 8-metre long single spare part, weighing 37.5 tonnes was trucked from the Belgian plant of maritime construction company, Jan De Nul Group to Frankfurt as part of the transportation organised by freight forwarder Ziegler. […]

AirBridgeCargo adds second flight to Rickenbacker

A year after starting flights to Rickenbacker International Airport, AirBridgeCargo Airlines will add a second weekly flight to serve customers in Ohio. AirBridgeCargo started flights in April 2018 and has seen stable demand to and from Rickenbacker, accommodating growing trade flows onboard the Boeing 747 Freighter services. The second weekly rotation is scheduled to start […]

AirBridgeCargo increases Asian capacity

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has strengthened its Asian footprint with extra flights to online destinations in China, Japan and Vietnam. As of the end of March, ABC’s schedule now includes six flights a week to Shenzhen, eight to Tokyo Narita, and two to Ho Chi Minh City to facilitate imports and exports. All the destinations are […]

AirBridgeCargo maintains Cargo iQ standards

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has passed its second audit to confirm compliance with Cargo iQ standards, following a two-day inspection of operations in Moscow, Russia. The airline was measured against a series of KPIs to guarantee its services conform to the highest industry quality standards and are visible and transparent to all Cargo iQ members and […]

AirBridgeCargo delivers 28 tonne motor to Shanghai

AirBridgeCargo Airlines has delivered an ABB motor from Vasteras in Sweden to Shanghai, China on behalf of Greencarrier Freight Services. The oversized shipment was trucked from Vasteras to ABC’s online station in Amsterdam for loading onboard a Boeing 747 Freighter. Specialists from the abc XL team organised the shipment, which weighed close to the maximum […]

AirBridgeCargo adds Dhaka to Asian network

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is extending its footprint in Asia with twice-weekly flights to Dhaka, Bangladesh to cater for westbound exports. The Bangladeshi capital is ABC’s 14th Asian destination and extends the airline’s ability to provide cargo deliveries to Europe, Russia and the USA. The flight will be operated in conjunction with ABC’s Shanghai, China service […]

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 […]

Unilode and ABC to track ULDs using Bluetooth

AirBridgeCargo Airlines and Unilode Aviation Solutions have extended their ULD management partnership for the usage of Transmitting Portable Electronic Devices for ULDs, pallets and containers. The Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE v5.0) tracking and sensing device will be mounted to ULDs supplied and managed by Unilode and carried in the cargo compartments of ABC’s Boeing 747 […]

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 […]

AirBridgeCargo to make Liege its European hub

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has signed a 10 year lease agreement with Liege Airport to make the Belgian city its European hub. The agreement is an extension of the memorandum of understanding signed between Liege Airport and Volga-Dnepr Group at the Farnborough International Airshow in July and will create jobs and drive airport development. Under the […]

When dangerous goods are as simple as ABC

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is one of the few carriers in the world to carry all nine classes of DG (including CAO cases) and is an acknowledged reliable expert when it comes to transportation of DG. This covers from simple consumer goods, such as aerosols, paints and perfumery products, up to highly radioactive materials used in […]

AirBridgeCargo’s reach is longer than a giraffe’s neck

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has transported 66 giraffes on a charter flight from South Africa to China via its hub in Moscow. The 66 baby giraffes, collectively weighing around 38 tonnes, were on their way to various animal parks in the Zhengzhou region, travelling from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport via ABC’s hub at Moscow Sheremetyevo […]

AirBridgeCargo adds Ho Chi Minh City to Asian network

AirBridgeCargo Airlines has increased its Asian footprint with flights to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, a major manufacturing hotspot in Asia. The Boeing 747 Freighter flight will link customers from Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City with other destinations in ABC’s network through its cargo hub in Moscow, Russia to guarantee 48-hour delivery times including […]

AirBridgeCargo adds Budapest to European network

AirBridgeCargo Airlines has extended its European network with two flights a week to Budapest Airport on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The two Boeing 747 Freighter flights will provide up to 139 tons of capacity, covering the entire cargo catchment area of Budapest, as well as Central and Eastern Europe, and guaranteeing expertise transporting all of types […]

Hactl makes light work of outsized machinery components

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) has handled two charter flights for AirBridgeCargo Airlines each carrying 20 metre long machinery components weighing almost 19 tonnes. The outsized loads were carried on two brand-new Boeing 747-8 Freighters from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands to Hong Kong, on their way to their final destination in Guangzhou, […]

AirBridgeCargo and PACTL sign MoU

AirBridgeCargo Airlines and Shanghai Pudong Air Cargo Terminals (PACTL) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the time and temperature sensitive shipment sectors. The agreement will serve as a commitment to develop, expand and promote business cooperation in this area, and follows on from the strategic cooperation agreement signed by ABC and […]

AirBridgeCargo makes light work of 22 metre pipes

AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ abcXL product has made light work of delivering 22 metre pipes for a solar energy project in China. Eight crates weighing around 20 tonnes and measuring more than 22 metres were loaded through the Boeing 747’s nose in Amsterdam with the help of two loading cranes for customer, Neele-Vat Air, in preparation for […]

AirBridgeCargo adds Rickenbacker to North American network

Rickenbacker International Airport is looking forward to welcoming its fifth scheduled freighter service when AirBridgeCargo (ABC) Airlines flies in from Moscow on 5 April. The fast growing Russian carrier will use one of its Boeing 747 Freighters to operate weekly scheduled services carrying freight inbound from its hub in Moscow and returning to Russia via […]

AirBridgeCargo extends ULD contract with Unilode until 2023

AirBridgeCargo Airlines has extended its outsourced unit load device (ULD) management and repair contract with Unilode Aviation Solutions until mid-2023. The Russian airline has a fleet of 18 Boeing 747 Freighters with over 10,000 ULDs, which are being supplied from Unilode’s global fleet of around 120,000 ULDs. Unilode has supported AirBridgeCargo’s growth with ULD management […]

Special cargo, fleet and route upgrades help ABC grow 13% in 2017

AirBridgeCargo (ABC) Airlines continues to grow at double digit rates with cargo volumes surging 13 per cent in 2017, with special cargo performing particularly well. The airline handled more than 700,000 tonnes of cargo in 2017, which it says is due to fleet expansion, developing solutions for special cargo, and upgrading its network with new […]

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 […]

AirBridgeCargo delivers 28 Maserati Gran Turismos to Tokyo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has delivered 28 Maserati Gran Turismos from Milan to Tokyo on a charter flight for Agility Logistics. The Boeing 747 Freighter flew from Milan Malpensa Airport to Narita International Airport, with a stop at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport in compliance with all standard operational procedures. The high valued cars were carefully handled […]

GECAS and AirBridgeCargo extend cooperation with 747-8F lease

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has extended its cooperation with AirBridgeCargo (ABC) Airlines by acquiring a Boeing 747-8 Freighter for leasing. The aircraft was acquired from Boeing Capital Corporation and will continue the existing aircraft lease with ABC. GECAS says the transaction expands its decade-long relationship with ABC, which operates an all-747 fleet including two […]

Manatees among the animal shipments at AirBridgeCargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has completed 100 live animal shipments in 2017 transporting a wide variety of animals including two manatees, says general director Sergey Lazarev (pictured). He says the manatees were one of the most interesting requests ABC has received. With only 76 manatees living in zoological garden across the world, there are not enough […]

ABC to add Liege to European network with up to 12 flights a week

AirBridgeCargo Airlines Boeing 747F

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is to add Liege Airport to its network with flights starting in the winter schedule, increasing cargo capacity up to 12 flights a week. It describes the Belgian airport as “an excellent example of a cargo-friendly airport in every aspect of its daily operations” and will gradually increase capacity up to 12 […]

AirBridgeCargo starts third weekly service to Munich

AirBridgeCargo Airlines Boeing 747F

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is increasing services to Germany with a third weekly flight to Munich Airport, operating a Boeing 747 Freighter with over 100 tonnes of cargo capacity for exports. Customers in Munich will receive connections to 12 destinations in six Asian countries within a 48-hour cargo delivery time including cargo handling via ABC’s hub […]

AirBridgeCargo grows 16% driven by demand in Asia Pacific

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) continues to grow strongly with a 16 per cent increase in volumes in the first half of 2017 to 335,000 tonnes, with Asia Pacific driving demand. The airline has doubled its online network in Asia Pacific in the last two years to 12 destinations, with flights to Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, Hanoi, Phnom […]

AirBridgeCargo starts 2017 with 17% volume growth

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has got off to a strong start in 2017 with 17 per cent year-on-year growth in the first quarter to 158,000 tonnes. The airline has registered 13 years of consecutive growth since its launch in 2004, and welcomed its 10th Boeing 747-8 Freighter in March, bringing the total fleet of 747s to […]