AirBridgeCargo launches Atlanta freighter route


AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has added Atlanta (US) to its North American route network with the launch of twice-weekly flights.

The new Boeing 747 Freighter services, which commenced today (20 November), operating on Fridays and Sundays and connects ABC’s global route network to Atlanta, maximising cargo connections to the growing U.S. market for ABC’s customers.

At present, ABC provides scheduled all-cargo services to and from Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and now, Atlanta with onward connections to Europe and further to the airline’s online stations in Russia and Asia.

ABC’s senior vice president for sales and marketing, Robert van de Weg says: “With these new Atlanta flights, ABC continues to improve its offering on Asia-U. lanes following the successful launch of Los Angeles earlier this year.

“During the first 10 months of 2015, we have doubled our volumes on China-U. routes. To provide our customers with better quality of service and to ensure their expectations are met quickly and efficiently, the addition of Atlanta to our network infrastructure means customers can enjoy local support here too.”

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport aviation general manager, Miguel Southwell explains: “We are delighted that AirBridgeCargo has chosen Atlanta and the world’s busiest and most efficient airport to further develop its business in the United States.

“Growing air cargo is a top priority and is a critical factor in Atlanta’s logistics growth. ABC’s decision to launch its flights to Hartsfield-Jackson will increase our airport’s prominence as one of the main cargo hubs in North America. At the same time, it will provide shippers even greater connectivity to key markets throughout the world.”

The USA is one of the main focus markets for ABC and it achieved a compound growth rate in tonnage to/from US of 36 per cent last year and annual volumes to/from the US of over 56,000 tonnes.