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AirBridge flies high

AirBridge flies high

February 16, 2016 at 10:15 am 0 comments

What do you think when you hear a company describe its January performance as a “steady start to 2016”? The cynic in you probably expects they are trying to find words that will make a mediocre month sound better that it was. But when those words come from AirBridgeCargo, you’d betterRead More

Freighter orders bloom in 2015

Freighter orders bloom in 2015

January 5, 2016 at 10:40 am 0 comments

After what appeared to be a good start, 2015 turned into something of a limbo year for air freight. By March, with the one-time boost from the US West Coast ocean port labor strife fading, it became apparent that underlying growth in demand was relatively small, and the remainder ofRead More

Stunning growth at ABC

Stunning growth at ABC

December 21, 2015 at 10:46 am 0 comments

AirBridgeCargo continues to report cargo gains other carriers can only dream about. Although worldwide growth in airfreight demand has stalled in 2015, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC, the scheduled service subsidiary of Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group) is posting astonishing numbers. The carrier said cargo volume was up 27% y-o-y in November to 50,000Read More

Our deepest sympathy

Our deepest sympathy

November 22, 2015 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

We join the entire air cargo industry in mourning the deaths of six Volga-Dnepr crew members, murdered in the terrorist attack on a hotel in Mali by a group connected  to al Qaida. Official statement by Volga-Dnepr Airlines regarding the tragedy in Bamako, Mali: On 18-19 November, an AN-124-100 aircraft operated byRead More

Two-in-one for AirBridge

Two-in-one for AirBridge

November 20, 2015 at 10:28 am 0 comments

It’s been quite a week for freighter aircraft. On Wednesday we reported a record four 757-200PCF redeliveries in one week by Precision Aircraft Solutions, but Russia-based AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) deserves mention as well, for taking delivery of two 747-8 Freighters in one day. Technically, that day appears to have beenRead More

Happy 10th birthday 747-8F

Happy 10th birthday 747-8F

November 3, 2015 at 10:48 am 0 comments

Ten years ago, in November 2005, Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) placed launch orders for ten and eight 747-8Fs, respectively. They were both well-established all-cargo carriers with significant 747-400F fleets, and both had been operators of the 747-200F. So it was not surprising that they would be first inRead More

More An-124s for Volga-Dnepr

More An-124s for Volga-Dnepr

October 16, 2015 at 10:57 am 0 comments

We will continue with the conclusion of our multi-part analysis of the narrowbody freighter market next week, but for our end-of-the-week post we’ll go to the other end of the size spectrum with the latest news about, and a few photos of, the An-124 Last week we reported rumors that Russia-based Volga-DneprRead More

A new partner for lonely ABC?

A new partner for lonely ABC?

October 13, 2015 at 9:15 am 0 comments

Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Group has been largely silent on plans for its newest offspring, UK-based startup carrier Cargologicair. The Russian parent company has no explicit documented ties to the new carrier, which sources say will start ACMI services by the end of the year. However, Cypriot businessman and president of Volga-DneprRead More