AirBridgeCargo adds Dhaka to Asian network

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AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is extending its footprint in Asia with twice-weekly flights to Dhaka, Bangladesh to cater for westbound exports.

The Bangladeshi capital is ABC’s 14th Asian destination and extends the airline’s ability to provide cargo deliveries to Europe, Russia and the USA.

The flight will be operated in conjunction with ABC’s Shanghai, China service and give customers a vast choice of international connections over its Moscow hub.

Sergey Lazarev, general director of ABC says the airline has been considering flights to Bangladesh “for the last couple of years” saying exports are tipped to grow 25% as the number of manufacturers based in the country increase.

He says: “This fact makes us feel confident that our operations will be appreciated by customers, especially by those with garments and apparel commodities, which constitute the major part of traffic from Bangladesh.”

Lazarev adds: “With the lion’s share of cargo being Europe and USA bound, we will be able to leverage these flows, offering our customers solutions for various types of freight, including those with special handling requirements – including temperature-sensitive products, oversized and heavy shipments, live animals, e-commerce and others.”

ABC has been developing its Asian network with flights to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and Shenzhen, China in 2018 and offering its abc e-com, abc valuable and abc general products on the services.

The airline has also reinforced its abc pharma product through an MoU with Shanghai’s PACTL to boost time and temperature-sensitive products and increase the airline’s overall quality performance.