Original news was published on 26 March 2019
AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC Airlines) has expanded its footprint in Asia by adding more frequencies to its online destinations.
The Russian carrier takes this move following an average 5 percent annual growth in the region in the last five years as customers seek additional capacity and delivery solutions.
The all-cargo airline informs through a statement: "As of the end of March, the company's schedule now includes six Shenzhen flights a week, eight Narita services and two Ho Chi Minh City flights."
All of these destinations are already well-established in ABC's international network, with Shenzhen the latest addition to ABC's APAC stations. It was launched at the end of last year and has been supported by stable customer demand, prompting the increase to six frequencies per week to accommodate various types of cargoes, including those requiring special handling procedures. It forms the largest manufacturing base in the world, together with Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou and other cities of the Pearl River Delta.
"With the airport's plan for further cargo infrastructure expansion and construction of a third runway, we feel supported and confident that our flights will be operated smoothly and seamlessly, ensuring we can guarantee the level of quality our customers expect from us," stated Alexey Zotov, commercial director, AirBridgeCargo Airlines.
"This will bolster our abc e-com product out of Shenzhen, abc XL and abc pharma from Narita, and abc general with abc valuable services from Ho Chi Minh City. Based on the backdrop of healthy and stable growth of Asian countries, ABC will be able to boost export volumes, at the same time accumulating burgeoning import volumes," stated Sergey Lazarev, general director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines.
AirBridgeCargo has been operating in Asia since 2004, offering air freight solutions for the transportation of various types of cargo. Its network currently covers 14 cargo gateways, both mature and emerging, with the company being able to offer connectivity options and transport linkages through its hub in Moscow for deliveries to Europe and the USA.