Is Moscow the new Gulf?

As we have often pointed out in recent posts, growth in demand for air freight has stalled in the Gulf Region, with both Emirates and Etihad reporting low-single-digit year-over-year gains for much of this year. But 4,000 km to the north, Moscow-based carriers AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), and Aeroflot are racking up astonishing growth numbers. AirBridge, […]
  • David Harris
  • December 1, 2016

AirBridge steals the show in May

While many of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports reported lackluster results in May, a quick glance at the chart at right shows that one carrier – Russia’s AirBridgeCargo Airlines – continued its standout performance of recent years, with strong double-digit gains. But, given the gloomy results reported by most of the other big […]
  • David Harris
  • June 20, 2016

AirBridge flies high

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 better think again. The Russia-based all-cargo […]
  • David Harris
  • February 16, 2016

Another strong performance from ABC

While many of the world’s major cargo carriers are reporting low, or even negative, growth in air freight demand, Russia-based AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) continues to go from strength to strength. The carrier, the scheduled-service subsidiary of the Volga-Dnepr Group, said cargo volume in August was up by more than 14% y-o-y to 39,000 tonnes. For […]
  • David Harris
  • September 22, 2015