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America’s Cup yacht takes to the air with Antonov Airlines

[ April 2, 2024   //   ]

Ukraine’s Antonov Airlines has flown an AC75 yacht and equipment for the American Magic team from Providence, Rhode Island, to Barcelona, Spain for the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup.

Logistics partners GAC Pindar and Solent Freight Services charted an An124, the world’s largest transport aircraft to deliver the yacht, 22 meters long, 5 meters wide and 3.5 meters high on a special cradle.

The AC75 is a modified version of the mono hull yacht built for the 36th America’s Cup, which antonov Airlines transported from the US to New Zealand in 2020.

Antonov Airlines is a division of Antonov Company, headquartered in Kyiv, Ukraine, operating a fleet of cargo aircraft including five AN-124-100s from a temporary base in Leipzig, Germany.