AirBridgeCargo Airlines has increased its Asian footprint with flights to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, a major manufacturing hotspot in Asia.
The Boeing 747 Freighter flight will link customers from Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City with other destinations in ABC’s network through its cargo hub in Moscow, Russia to guarantee 48-hour delivery times including ground handling.
Ho Chi Minh City is ABC’s 12th online destination in Asia and adds to its international network of more than 30 destinations.
AirBridgeCargo general director, Sergey Lazarev says: “On the back of economic growth of more than seven per cent and increasing export volumes, Vietnam seems like the right place to offer direct freight services to other regions, especially Europe and North America – something we can offer to the market with a diversified number of destinations and high level of service quality, including for special cargoes.”
Tan Son Nhat International Airport vice director, Nguyen Nam Tien says: “We strongly believe that our cooperation will strengthen the position of SGN airport, as local freight forwarders will get access to direct freighter services to Russia, the EU and North America.
“The ability and professional services of AirBridgeCargo Airlines, together with the solid experience of the TIA, will facilitate market development of freight services in Vietnam and serve as a solid ground for the Asia market.”
ABC says adding Ho Chi Minh City to its network strengthens the airline’s presence in Vietnam, as coupled with Hanoi, it will cover the entire country, providing more options for deliveries for customers.