Volga-Dnepr confirms acquisition of 20 747-8Fs

At the Farnborough Air Show today, Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group confirmed the acquisition of twenty 747-8 freighters from Boeing. The deal, which began as a Memorandum of Understanding signed at the Paris Air Show last year, also includes an agreement under which AirBridgeCargo and Volga-Dnepr Airlines (the scheduled service and charter airline subsidiaries of the Volga-Dnepr […]
  • David Harris
  • July 12, 2016

Volga-Dnepr to firm up 747-8F orders?

November may be the peak season for air freight, but July is the peak season for freighter aircraft orders. The big European air show that takes place every year in July (alternating between Paris and Farnborough) has long been used as a venue for showcasing major aircraft orders. Last year, in Paris, Boeing and Russia-based […]
  • David Harris
  • June 21, 2016

Goodbye Seattle, hello London – CargoLogic gets a 747-8F

A few years ago, the Seattle Seahawks morphed from perpetual mediocrity into one of the best football teams in the US. “So what?” I can hear you asking. “What does that have to do with the air freight industry?” And, sneeringly, from our European readers, “That’s not even football.” We’ll leave the argument about what is […]
  • David Harris
  • April 29, 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

Freighter orders bloom in 2015

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 of the year brought little change. […]
  • David Harris
  • January 5, 2016

Stunning growth at ABC

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 50,000 tonnes. For the first eleven […]
  • David Harris
  • December 21, 2015

Our deepest sympathy

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 by Volga-Dnepr Airlines was carrying construction […]
  • David Harris
  • November 22, 2015

Two-in-one for AirBridge

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 been 5 November, but the two […]
  • David Harris
  • November 20, 2015
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