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, Alexey Isaykin at the International Aviation and Aerospace Salon in Zhukovsky. The deal aims to increase transit and commercial flights and ... [+]

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 ... [+]

E-commerce lift-off for cargo carriers

Volga-Dnepr Group says its air cargo carriers – AirBridgeCargo Airlines and ATRAN Airlines - have achieved over three-fold increase in e-commerce volumes for the first nine months of 2020. Over 75,000 tonnes of dedicated packages with online purchases were delivered globally throughout the carriers’ network of 747 and 737 freighters, with ... [+]

Volga-Dnepr flies to aid of stricken refugees

Volga-Dnepr Airlines flew essential supplies on a dedicated An-124-100 charter flight for Moria camp refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos, a week after the fire destroyed their camp. The flight from Vienna to Athens was organized in cooperation with Chapman Freeborn Airmarketing. Commercial director Ekaterina Andreeva, said: “It is heartbreaking ... [+]

ABC delivers vaccines for Africa

Volga-Dnepr Group ‘s AirBridgeCargo Airlines arm has delivered yellow fever vaccines from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Frankfurt (Germany) for trucking to Liege (Belgium) and onward delivery to Africa for an immunisation programme. The 36-ton UNICEF shipment was organized in partnership with freight forwarder DSV, which prepared over 1,000 special boxes to ... [+]

First class flights for four-legged passengers

Two-legged air passengers may be in short supply at the moment but Volga-Dnepr Group’s AirBridgeCargo Airlines has been busy with four-legged ones, safely delivering 54 cats and 25 dogs from Moscow to their new US homes, via Chicago. A total of 35 boxes of Maine Coon, Siberian, Ragdoll, Bambino, Sphynx, Devon ... [+]

Volga-Dnepr appoints CCO

Volga-Dnepr Group has appointed Konstantin Vekshin as chief commercial officer. He joined the group in 1997 and since August 2018 has held the position of executive president, charter cargo operations. His objectives will be to implement the marketing directive and sales plan, in addition to the centralisation and digitalisation of ... [+]

En route to the Red Planet

Volga-Dnepr moved a 32-metre long Atlas 5 rocket booster from Huntsville, Alabama to Cape Canaveral for a scheduled mission to Mars on board an AN-124-100 ‘Ruslan’ freighter. The specialist airline also transported payload fairings and RD-180 engines for the mission. The launch is scheduled for 9:10 a.m. on July 17.   [+]

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