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New An-124 proves elusive
RUSSIA and the Ukraine apparently reached the latest of several agreements to re-start Antonov An-124 production in late April, when Russian premier Viktor Zubkov met his Ukranian counterpart Yulia Timoshenko. The two are reported to have agreed on a deadline of the third quarter of 2008 for a resumption of the programme.
(Air Cargo News 20.06.2008 Peter Conway)


AirBridgeCargo Forecast Promising Future for Russian Air Cargo
Addressing the Russia & CIS Aircraft Conference, Denis Ilyin, Senior Vice President for Strategy and Commercial at AirBridgeCargo Airlines, said: Despite a certain decrease in the passenger air market, global air cargo is constantly developing and average annual growth up to 2025 is forecast at between 5.4% and 7.1%.
(RIA Oreanda 08.07.2008)


Russian Optimism Grows
Russia's growing importance in the global air cargo market will help lead the industry out of the doldrums over the next several years. So said Denis Ilyin, senior vice president for strategy and commercial for AirBridgeCargo Airlines, the scheduled arm for the Volga-Dnepr Group.
(Air Traffic World 02.07.2008 ROBERT W. MOORMAN)


AirBridgeCargo decides favour of Fraport
Fraport Cargo Services (FCS) will provide the physical and document handling of the flights of the Russian airline
(NAUFOR. SKRIN 30.06.2008)


Where will ABC's new 747 fly to?
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?
(AirCargo News 25.04.2008)


Volga-Dnepr Airlines Delivered Asphalt Production Plant
On 04 June 2008 was announced, that an asphalt plant was delivered by an Antonov 124-100 of Volga-Dnepr Airlines from Rockford, USA to Chita, Russia.
(RIA "OREANDA", 04.06.2008)


Antonov drops in for quick show and tell Volga-Dnepr took time out from flying charter freight and humanitarian aid by dropping into ILA
Antonov drops in for quick show and tell Volga-Dnepr took time out from flying charter freight and humanitarian aid by dropping into ILA
(Flightdailynews.com (из бюллетеня на ILA)


Airbridgecargo Delivered 160 Tons of Relief Aid to Myanmar and China
Moscow. OREANDA-NEWS. On 23 May 2008 was announced, that AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is helping to deliver more than 160 tons of relief goods this week to the victims of the cyclone in Myanmar and the earthquake that has devastated southwest China.
(RIA "OREANDA" 23.05.2008)


Direct Moscow-HK flights viable with long-range Boeings
AirBridgeCargo Airlines, the scheduled freighter service subsidiary of Russian airline group Volga-Dnepr, is introducing direct Moscow-Shanghai and Moscow-Hong Kong services as part of its 2008 summer schedule.
(Cargonews Asia 21/04/2008 By Phil Hastings London)


Volga-Dnepr Carried the Cargo from Greece to Papua New Guinea
On 05 May 2008 was announced, that the cargo was carried for Volga-Dnepr's new Customer - Townley Group International (Australia), which specializes in logistics and freight forwarding.
(РИА "ОРЕАНДА" 05.05.2008)


Volga-Dnepr checks out potential for air cargo hub in Cuba
Volga-Dnepr Group is exploring the potential for developing an air cargo hub in Havana, Cuba.
(International Freighting Weekly 04.05.2008)


Strong year for Volga-Dnepr uplift
While other operators struggle with small increases, one Russian charter and scheduled freighter operator reports a big improvement in 2007
(Air Cargo Week 07.04.2008)


Soaring oil price becomes a two-edged sword for Russian air cargo sector
Development of the Russian air cargo market and this country's potential wider role as an international logistics hub is being threatened by high fuel costs, aircraft shortages and continuing infrastructure weaknesses.
(New Zealand Transport & Logistics Business Week, 17 апреля 2008)


ABC's fleet grows further
11-Apr-2008 : AIRBRIDGECargo Airlines, has taken delivery of its third B747-400ER Freighter from Boeing.
(AirCargoNews 11.04.2008)


Moscow receives Asia cargo boost
Russian freighter airline AirBridgeCargo last week launched the first direct scheduled freighter services between China and Moscow, and its first westbound services to the Russian capital.
(International Freighting Weekly 07.04.2008 By Will Waters)


AirBridgeCargo forges North America to Russia link.
AIRBRIDGECARGO Airlines plans to launch scheduled B747 freighter services to North America from Russia in the second half of this year, writes Roger Hailey.
(Lloyd's List 07.04.2008Roger Hailey)


Volga-Dnepr Revenue Tops $1B
Volume growth in heavy cargo projects and scheduled air freight boosted revenue for the Volga-Dnepr Group to $1.045 billion in 2007.
(Traffic World 03.04.2008 THOMAS L. GALLAGHER - WEB EDITOR)


Volga-Dnepr Airlines Received Its Sixth Wings of Russia Award
On 01 April 2008 was announced, that Volga-Dnepr Airlines was nominated for Airline of the Year - Cargo Carrier on Domestic and International Air Routes award and won the Wings of Russia 2007.
(RIA "OREANDA" 01.04.2008)


Volga-Dnepr aircraft deliver outsize cargoes
Volga-Dnepr's AN-124 cargo aircraft have delivered 170 tonnes of outsize and heavy cargo for two major coal mining projects.
(Heavy Lift 03.2008)


B747 could prove critical for ABC
AIRBRIDGECargo, has taken delivery of its second B747-400ER freighter. The aircraft is leased from GE Commercial Aviation
(AirCargo News 14.03.2008)
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