Volga-Dnepr provides gold standard service to mining industry


Volga-Dnepr Airlines has successfully transported a 88-tonne ‘jaw crusher’ used for gold mining to Russia’s Magadan Region using an Antonov AN-124-100 Freighter.

It was transported from Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg along with other equipment and tooling to Sokol Airport in Magadan, and Volga-Dnepr says using the AN-124-100’s onboard loading systems removed the need for the additional cost of hiring external cranes.

Airline technical experts also prepared recommendations to the customer on positioning of the shipment on the trailer that delivered it to the departure arirport.

Volga-Dnepr key accounts lead executive, Sergey Bayushev says: “We were not only able to provide a fast and secure delivery for our customer, we were also able to reduce their end-to-end transportation costs by eliminating the need for special loading equipment thanks to the unique capabilities of our An-124 aircraft.”