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Where will ABC's new 747 fly to?

06/17/2008

AIRBRIDGECargo, has taken delivery of its third B747-400ERF freighter from Boeing, but with many freighter operators scaling back operations as the market worldwide softens, can ABC find profitable business for its growing fleet?

This latest delivery on 10 April follows the arrival of the first and second B747-ERFs in the AirBridgeCargo fleet in November 2007 and February 2008. ABC will use the new aircraft, under lease from AirCastle Advisor, on its existing routes from Asia to Russia and Europe.

Denis Ilyin, senior vice-president commerce and strategic development at AirBridgeCargo, said: "We are proud to be operating the Boeing 747-400ERF in our fleet because its capability is unrivalled by any other aircraft. The fact that this is the third of these advanced freighters to join the ABC fleet within six months, reflects Volga-Dnepr Group's commitment to establishing

AirBridgeCargo as one of the world's best and most reliable scheduled cargo airlines." With three of the 747-400ERF in its fleet, ABC will be keen to launch its long-awaited trans-Polar services to North America. However, with US demand falling and yields at an all-time low, it may prove too much of a risk to commence in 2008.

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