GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

AirBridge Cargo-01-Edited

MOSCOW, Mar 14 (FAM) – Ambitious freighter operator AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), already one of the world’s fastest-growing scheduled cargo airlines, is also developing a successful charter business based on demand for its growing fleet of B747 freighters.

In 2016, the airline saw a 47% year-on-year (YOY) increase of charter flights using its 747 freighters. Its latest flights were operated on behalf of DHL Global Forwarding for Evatec, leaders in the production of thin film coating solutions used in Wireless Communications, Advanced Packaging, MEMS, Optoelectronics, High Precision Optics, and Power Devices.

In its first charter flight for DHL and Evatec, operated from Amsterdam to Hong Kong via the airline’s hub in Moscow Sheremetyevo, ABC delivered a series of seven-tonne off-size wooden boxes containing machine tools from Europe to Asia Pacific. This was followed two weeks later by a second delivery of cargo originating in Zurich, which was flown on a route of Frankfurt-Moscow-Hong Kong.