AirBridgeCargo adds Rickenbacker to North American network


Rickenbacker International Airport is looking forward to welcoming its fifth scheduled freighter service when AirBridgeCargo (ABC) Airlines flies in from Moscow on 5 April.

The fast growing Russian carrier will use one of its Boeing 747 Freighters to operate weekly scheduled services carrying freight inbound from its hub in Moscow and returning to Russia via Liege in Belgium.

Cargolux, Cathay Pacific Cargo, Emirates SkyCargo and Etihad Cargo already operate up to 15 weekly international flights to the airport in Columbus, Ohio and other carriers operate regular, on demand charter services.

ABC general director, Sergey Lazarev says: “With a view to continue expansion of our footprint in the USA, Columbus has been on the radar of our business interests for quite a while.

“Rickenbacker’s strengths, such as proximity to distribution centres of various companies, including the fashion and apparel industries; airport and ground handling infrastructure and facilities; and the existing network of partners in the Columbus Region, ensure we can provide our clients with reliable and efficient service.”

Columbus Regional Airport Authority chief executive officer, Joseph Nardone says: “We’re excited Rickenbacker’s advantages have translated to success for our forward-thinking logistics partners, which in turn drives the success of the Columbus Region. Rickenbacker has grown phenomenally during the past five years, and the next five years look even more promising.”