AirBridgeCargo sees 27% tonnage growth


AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ (ABC) growth continues and in November it saw a 27 per cent uplift in cargo carried compared to the same month in 2014.

November figures show ABC transported over 50,000 tonnes across its global network serving Europe, North America and Asia Pacific with overall results for the first 11 months of 2015 being 20 per cent up year-on-year and reaching 439,000 tonnes.

The airline’s freight tonne kilometres (FTK) performance continues to grow and in 2015 the carrier’s average FTK has risen by 25 per cent.

ABC executive president, Denis Ilin: “In 2015, ABC has continued following its growth strategy, which is based on a combination of operating a highly efficient fleet, network expansion to the points of production and consumption, developing niche destinations with limited belly capacity but stable cargo flows, and a high level of service quality delivered by skilled air cargo professionals.

“This year we have successfully leveraged our internal strengths and external opportunities and this continues to boost our optimistic outlook to the year-end.”

In 2016, ABC says it plans to focus further on developing its position as a leading global air cargo carrier by investing more in best-in-class freighters and concentrating on further network expansion and enhancement with the introduction of additional frequencies on major markets (first of all, in the US).

The Russian cargo carrier also says it will increase connectivity options via its hub in Moscow (to offer all US destinations from all online stations excluding Asia) with focus on schedule integrity and service quality, and continue to attract the best industry professionals to support the changing requirements of customers.