Russian carrier adds China route

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Russian scheduled all-cargo carrier AirBridgeCargo Airlines has launched a three-times a week Boeing 747-400 freighter service from The Netherlands to Zhengzhou in China.

ABC already operates routes from Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai to Russia and other major trade gateways in Europe. The new flights, starting August 19th 2011, will operate every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday on a routeing from Maastricht and Amsterdam in the Netherlands through Yekaterinburg and Krasnoyarsk in Russia and onto Zhengzhou.

The carrier expects much of its 112 tonnes capacity per flight from the Chinese city to be filled with high-tech cargoes from the large IT production plants in the region.

Tatyana Arslanova, executive president, said: “The Chinese provinces are on the business radar of many airlines given their enormous market size and growth potential and AirBridgeCargo is no exception. We have all seen the 12th five-year development plan of China (2011-2015) which proposes significant growth of many provinces and we want to ensure ABC is there in the centre of this development.”

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