AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has delivered 28 Maserati Gran Turismos from Milan to Tokyo on a charter flight for Agility Logistics.
The Boeing 747 Freighter flew from Milan Malpensa Airport to Narita International Airport, with a stop at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport in compliance with all standard operational procedures.
The high valued cars were carefully handled by Alha Airport MXP and positioned securely onto double-deck car racks to ensure the efficient use of space and safe transportation.
ABC’s 747 proudly displayed Maserati branding for its eye-catching arrival in Tokyo, which was greeted by around 300 guests and media representatives waiting for the aircraft to taxi to its parking spot to commence unloading.
The airline’s loadmasters, together with three attendants from Maserati, used the offloading of the cars in their white protective covers to demonstrate the airline’s smooth, safe and seamless operational procedures.
Guests were then invited to attend a welcome reception at the airport, with a formal address from Maserati and the presentation of the cars to customers as well as a unique luxury car photo opportunity for the media.
ABC general director, Sergey Lazarev says: “This is a unique event as it gives each party involved the perfect opportunity to observe vehicle transportation procedures first-hand. We are honoured to be part of this project and to have been entrusted by the delivery of these magnificent Maserati cars.”
“Our abcXL product was developed in close cooperation with our customers for such an operation to combine tried and tested principles with innovative ideas for efficient and reliable deliveries.”
Agility Global Integrated Logistics president and chief executive officer, Essa Al-Saleh says: “The Agility team brought meticulous planning and handling to this challenge, knowing that anything less wouldn’t be good enough. ABC has been a trustworthy and reliable partner during each phase of the project with a high level of service quality and collaboration.”
ABC has transported over 45,000 tonnes of vehicles and automotive spare parts in the first nine months of 2017, a 24 per cent year on year increase.