AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and Intradco Global have flown 200 breeding cattle to Russia’s Far East to help populate farms across the region.
The charter flight travelled from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, where the arrival was warmly greeted by the region’s farming community.
The cows, weighing 500 kilogrammes each, flew onboard a Boeing 747-8 Freighter in a carefully maintained temperature environment to ensure their comfort and well being.
Intradco Global project manager, Tom Lamb says: “This represents one of the largest single shipments of dairy cattle Intradco Global has ever coordinated. We would like to thank AirBridgeCargo for their expertise in operating the charter.
“Like human passengers, animals are now getting a quieter and smoother flight experience thanks to the availability of new-generation freighters like ABC’s Boeing 747-8F fleet. This means our customers have more choices than ever for international shipments.”
ABC general director, Sergey Lazarev says: “We are proud to have been entrusted with supporting the development of the agricultural sector of the Russian Far East. So far in 2018, we have safely delivered various breeds of cattle weighing more than 450 tons to the region onboard four charter flights.
“The operational capabilities of our modern Boeing 747 freighter fleet, alongside our specialist ‘abc Сare’ services and our expertise in serving the Russian market, makes AirBridgeCargo the best choice as a long-term partner for the transportation of live animals by air.”