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07/20/2009

Russian heavy lift airline Volga-Dnepr Group announces first half tonnage results
Russian charter and scheduled cargo airline operator Volga-Dnepr Group today reported a 5 percent drop in tonnage to 835,000 ton/kilometers during the first six months of 2009. However, the group said, competing Russian carriers faced an average decline of between 19 percent and 23 percent in domestic and international operations over the same period.
(The Journal of Commerce 17.07.2009)

07/20/2009

Volga-Dnepr's AirBridgeCargo expands Europe routes
VOLGA-Dnepr Airlines group's core business areas of scheduled cargo operations by one of its subsidiaries AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is to further expand in Europe-Russia services with a scheduled route from Moscow to Milan every Monday and Friday.
(Shippingonline.cn 17.07.2009)

06/09/2009

Volga-Dnepr Helps Fight Pirates
Volga-Dnepr AN-124 freighter has delivered 120 tonnes of supplies and equipment to support Japanese defense forces deployed as part of a coalition of 16 countries confronting pirates off the coast of Somalia.
(AirCargo World 08.06.2009)

05/29/2009

Russia Awards ABC
AirBridgeCargo Airlines, the scheduled cargo business of The Volga-Dnepr Group, has won a Wings of Russia Award as “Airline of the Year — Cargo Carrier Operating in Domestic and International Air Lines”.
(Air Cargo World 05.2009)

05/15/2009

Volga-Dnepr is undertaking a fleet update programme, with another Il-76 scheduled to arrive by the end of September
The continuing strength of the Middle East region has proved the bedrock of heavylift specialist Volga Dnepr's activities, with the area contributing around 60-65% of the company's entire operations.
(Arabian SUPPLY CHAIN.com 14.05.2009 by Edward Attwood)

05/15/2009

A true heavyweight
Volga-Dnepr Group provides a “cargo supermarket” offering scheduled and charter freight operations on two distinct airlines.
(Air Transport World 14.05.2009 Cathy Buyck Moscow)

04/21/2009

AirBridgeCargo Airlines won the Wings of Russia National Award
AirBridgeCargo Airlines won the Wings of Russia National Award According to results shown by it in 2008, AirBridgeCargo Airlines, a company of Volga-Dnepr Group, was named the winner of the Wings of Russia Award as Airline of the Year - Cargo Carrier Operating in Domestic and International Air Lines.
(SKRIN Newswire 20.04.2009)

04/16/2009

Volga IL-76TD flies first charter from Australia
HEAVY-LIFT specialist Volga-Dnepr Airlines has operated its first IL-76TD-90VD flight from Australia, with an emergency shipment of 10-metre pipes bound for Noumea in New Caledonia.
(Air Cargo Week 13.04.2009)

03/17/2009

ABC freighter delivers white tiger cubs to Moscow
RUSSIA-BASED freighter operator AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) recently carried two white tiger cubs on a scheduled B747 freighter service from Frankfurt to Moscow.
(Air Cargo Week 16.03/2009)

03/16/2009

Volga-Dnepr Airlines delivers tunnelling equipment
Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered the first consignment of tunnelling equipment to the Russian city of Sochi as it begins construction work on ground transport infrastructure in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
(International Freighting Weekly 16.03.2009)

03/12/2009

RZD Gets Equipment for Sochi Link
Russian Railways on Wednesday received its first delivery of equipment for a 260 billion ruble ($7.4 billion) transportation link between Sochi and Krasnaya Polyana, considered the hardest part of the 2014 Olympics preparations.
(The Moscow Times 12.03.2009 By Maria Antonova)

03/12/2009

Volga-Dnepr transports Olympics equipment
Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered the first consignment of tunnelling equipment to the Russian city of Sochi, which will be used for the construction of ground transport infrastructure in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
(Arabian Supply Chain (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) 12.03.2009)

02/16/2009

No bad news for Volga-Dnepr
Volga-Dnepr Group has announced a 46% increase in sales for 2008 from its charter and scheduled air cargo services, to US$1.4bn.
(International Freighting Weekly 16.02.2009)

02/13/2009

Volga-Dnepr up 25 per cent
The Volga-Dnepr Group, the parent of Volga-Dnepr Airlines and AirBridgeCargo Airlines, has reported a 25 per cent rise in cargo tonnage for 2008 compared to 2007. 
(Aircargo Asia-Pacific 12.02.2009)

02/11/2009

Volga-Dnepr Group has announced a 46% increase in sales for 2008 from its charter and scheduled air cargo services, to US$1.4bn.
The group, which owns outsize and heavyweight carrier Volga-Dnepr Airlines and scheduled carrier AirBridgeCargo, reported a 25% rise in cargo tonnage year-on-year.
(International Freight Weekly 11.02.2009)

01/28/2009

Volga-Dnepr’s ‘Cargo Supermarket’ strategy supports delivery to power plant in Brazil
Volga-Dnepr Group’s strategy of providing a unique ‘cargo supermarket’ of transportation solutions has seen its AN-124, IL-76TD-90VD and Boeing 747 freighters combine to deliver machinery and materials for the Corumba III hydroelectric power plant in Brazil.
(SKRIN Newswire 28.01.2009)

01/27/2009

Volga-Dnepr carried supports for communications towers
A flight of Boeing-747 operated by Volga-Dnepr Group delivered metal structures for communication towers from Toronto (Canada) to N'Djamena (Republic of Chad). It was possible to operate the carriage within shortest time due to efficient operation plan designed by the Company's expert staff.
(M2 Presswire 26.01.2009)

01/11/2009

NATO continues An-124 lease from Ukraine
NATO has extended its two-year lease of six Russian/Ukrainian An-124s. Two are leased from a Ukrainian company full-time while four are on call when needed.
(AirCargo News 05.01.2009)

01/11/2009

ABC sees 55 percent rise
Scheduled russian air freight operator AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has reported a 55 percent increase in year-on-year sales for the first 11 months of 2008 with revenues of US$423 million being realised.
(Air Cargo Week 12.01.2009)

12/27/2008

AirBridgeCargo Airlines reports 55% growth in sales for first 11 months of 2008
Russian air carrier AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has reported a 55% increase in year-on-year sales for the first 11 months of 2008 with revenues of US$423 million.
(Air Transport News 23.12.2008)
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