AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) will start twice-weekly Boeing 747 Freighter flights from Oslo to support Norway’s seafood export market and it’s oil & gas industry.
The first flight will leave on 15 November and will operate on Tuesdays and Fridays. Norway exports 220,000 tonnes of seafood a year, 600 tonnes a day using air cargo services to Asia and North America, and ABC says its new service will give exporters seamless access to its network in both North America and Asia Pacific via its Moscow hub.
ABC vice president EMEA, Georges Biwer says: “The fast connections and on-time performance ABC offers via its Moscow Sheremetyevo hub, as well as the temperature-control capabilities of our modern Boeing 747-8F fleet, means we can offer exporters the network and service options they need to continue to grow their business all over the world.”
Oslo Airport director cargo – traffic development, Martin Langaas adds: “The Norwegian airfreight market is growing by over 10 per cent annually, making it the largest air cargo market in the Nordics. The Norwegian market for seafood exports alone is expected to grow by 500 per cent within the next 20-30 years.”
“To reach this predicted growth, it’s essential to attract high quality carriers like AirBridgeCargo to OSL to connect Norway with its most important markets in Asia and North America.”