Online bookings nearly triple at AirBridgeCargo

Volga-Dnepr Group ‘s AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) says its digital bookings increased by 274% in 2021 compared with 2020. The company has been developing its eBookings and eFreight systems on its website as well as approaching online booking platforms. The carrier says it was one of the first cargo operators to join online booking platforms back in 2019, starting with Cargo.One followed by WebCargo and CargoAi. It has worked closely with the booking platforms ... [+]

Volga-Dnepr Arctic efforts recognised

Volga-Dnepr’s employees were recognized for their contribution to the development of the Arctic and Antarctic at the Arctic: today and the future forum in St. Petersburg on 2-4 December. Oceanologist Arthur Chilingarov thanked airline employees for their invaluable contribution to regional development. The carrier is currently carrying out its seventh ... [+]

Three decades of helping the world

Three decades of bringing help to the world Air Charter Service and Volga-Dnepr Group have celebrated 30 years of on humanitarian missions. At the end of 1989 Alexey Isaikin  was working on the aviation plant in Ulyanovsk overseeing manufacturing of Antonov 124s and Chris Leach was unemployed but with a wealth of aircraft ... [+]

It’s not just vaccines that are vital

Volga-Dnepr Group’s AirBridgeCargo Airlines arm has completed five Boeing 747F charter flights with packaging machines for Covid-associated materials from Frankfurt in Germany) to Atlanta. Over 200 tons of machinery was delivered under the National Healthcare Association project in cooperation with Geis Air + Sea.     Global healthcare director at Volga-Dnepr Group, ... [+]

Help for Haiti

Volga-Dnepr Group has delivered over 110 tons of essential cargo from Madrid and Liege to Porte-au-Prince following the earthquake in Haiti on 14 of August. It organized two charter flights on An-124-100 and Il-76TD-90VD aircraft to deliver cargo including tents, water purifiers and mobile kitchens. [+]

Volga-Dnepr mulls new-gen freighter

Volga-Dnepr Group says it may become the launch customer of a freighter version of the new MC-21-200 new generation Russian passenger plane being developed by Irkut Corporation. A delegation from the airline viewed the plane at the recent MAKS 2021, International Aviation and Space Salon held in Zhukovsky. [+]

Volga-Dnepr to create central Russia hub

Volga-Dnepr Group has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Republic of Tatarstan government to develop cargo sector at Kazan airport, about 600 miles east of Moscow in central Russia. The signing ceremony was part of the official meeting between Tatarstan President, Rustam Minnikhanov, and chairman of the Volga-Dnepr Group’s Board, ... [+]

Flights deliver urgent aid to India

Volga-Dnepr operates three charters to India to help the country in meeting the current oxygen crisis Volga-Dnepr Airlines has operated three charter flights to move oxygen equipment from Ireland, Germany and China to India in the battle against Covid. Over 200 tonnes of vital medical equipment containing oxygen storing containers, concentrators ... [+]

First An124 flies again after grounding

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has re-started An-124-100 commercial operations after the world fleet was grounded for technical checks. However, while the carrier’s first aircraft is back in the air again, chief commercial director Konstantin Vekshin said the return of the full fleet would be “incremental”. [+]

Cargo carrier strengthens healthcare team

Volga-Dnepr Group has appointed Yulia Celetaria as its healthcare director, heading up its global healthcare team that provides logistics solutions for pharmaceutical products. She has worked for group carrier AirBridgeCargo Airlines since 2005. The group has also set a dedicated Vaccine Task Force, which will be fronted head of healthcare APAC ... [+]

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