Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

AirBridge Cargo operations take flight with new 747


AirBridge Cargo (ABC) has commenced operations with its third Boeing 747 freighter. Its maiden flight with the company, will see it in service from Beijing to Amsterdam via the airline’s Russian hub in Krasnoyarsk. The latest addition to the fleet is a 747-300 version aircraft, originally built in 1990. The aircraft is one of only three of its type with GE engines converted to freight configuration and offers a 30 pallet main deck, comparable with the Boeing 747-400F. In support of its regular customer base, the arrival of the third 747 has enabled AirBridge to add four more scheduled frequencies a week between China, Russia and Europe in time for peak season. AirBridge currently operates six flights a week to Shanghai and twice-weekly services to Beijing from Amsterdam and Frankfurt operating via Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport and Krasnoyarsk. All four additional frequencies will be to Shanghai. Stan Wright, vice president of Volga-Dnepr Group says: “The arrival of the new aircraft will enable us to take the next step in the development of AirBridge Cargo and increase flexibility and reliability.”