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ABC deal propels Liege into the big time

Russia’s AirBridgeCargo Airlines has signed a ten-year lease agreement with Belgian hub Liege Airport, following the memorandum of understanding announced at the Farnborough International Airshow in July. Under the new deal AirBridgeCargo will lease 25,000sq m of warehousing and is expected to make Liege one of the top five cargo airports in Europe by 2020. The project will be divided into two phases, the first to be launched in June 2019 ... [+]

A tall order for AirBridgeCargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) moved 66 baby giraffes on one of its 747 freighters from South Africa’s OR Tambo International Airport near Johannesburg to Zhengzhou, China, via itsMoscow Sheremetyevo cargo hub. The giraffes, weighing around 38 tonnes in total and already up to three metres tall, were on their way to ... [+]

Record coolbox tally for ABC flight

Russian-owned airfreight operator AirBridgeCargo Airlines recently carried a record 19 va-Q-tainers on a single flight, delivering products for a biotech customer. The 19 high-performance passive containers, weighing around 15 tonnes in total, were delivered to Frankfurt ready to ‘load and go’ onboard one of AirBridgeCargo’s Boeing 747-8F services to Moscow Sheremetyevo ... [+]

ABC backs Rickenbacker

Russia-based freighter operator AirBridgeCargo Airlines is to start scheduled services at Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, US. Weekly scheduled 747F flights on Thursdays will carry freight inbound from the airline’s global hub in Moscow and return through Liege, Belgium, from 5 April. [caption id="attachment_22144" align="alignleft" width="300"] SONY DSC[/caption]   [+]

ABC boosts its medical credentials

Russian carrier AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has become the first airline in Russia - and the seventh in the world - to gain IATA CEIV (Center of Excellence for Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics) certification for pharmaceutical shipments through its Moscow Sheremetyevo hub. The carrier completed its preparation in just four months before ... [+]

Another -8 jumbo for Volga-Dnepr

Volga-Dnepr has taken delivery of its tenth new 747-8 freighter at a handover ceremony in Everett, US. It brings ABC’s fleet to 16 747 freighters and following the group’s confirmation in July of an order for 20 similar aircraft. Future deliveries will lead to the phasing out of the remaining ... [+]

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