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Volga-Dnepr Pays Last Respects to Six Crewmembers Killed in Mali Terror Attack

12/03/2015

Volga-Dnepr Pays Last Respects to Six Crewmembers Killed in Mali Terror Attack
A civil funeral service was held in Ulyanovsk on 30 November to remember Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ employees who became the victims of a terrorist attack on Radisson hotel in Bamako, Mali. The ceremony was attended by thousands of people, and the local civic hall could not even fit all those wishing to pay tribute to the dead and express condolences to their families and close ones.

11/25/2015

Dear Friends, Customers and Partners,
We sincerely thank you for your letters of condolences sent to Volga-Dnepr Airlines following the tragic death of our crew members in Mali.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT BY VOLGA-DNEPR AIRLINES REGARDING THE TRAGEDY IN BAMAKO, MALI

11/21/2015

OFFICIAL STATEMENT BY VOLGA-DNEPR AIRLINES REGARDING THE TRAGEDY IN BAMAKO, MALI
On 18-19 November, an AN-124-100 aircraft operated by Volga-Dnepr Airlines was carrying construction machinery from Oslo (Norway) to Bamako (Mali).
After completion of the transportation, 12 employees of the Airline were staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel to rest before their next flight. On 20 November at around 7 a.m. local time the hotel was attacked by armed militants of the al-Murabitoun terrorist group. Six Volga-Dnepr crew members were rescued during the rescue operation by Special Forces and they are now staying safe onboard the aircraft within the airport’s protected area.
Russian Railways Logistics and Volga-Dnepr Airlines Sign a Strategic Co-Operation Agreement

11/20/2015

Russian Railways Logistics and Volga-Dnepr Airlines Sign a Strategic Co-Operation Agreement
Russian Railways Logistics, a subsidiary of United Transport and Logistics Company, and Volga-Dnepr Airlines, a global leader in heavy and outsize cargo airlift solutions, have entered into a strategic cargo logistics co-operation agreement.
The agreement will focus on scaling up the sales channels and opportunities as well as enabling both companies to diversify and expand their reach and range of multimodal transportation services.
AirBridgeCargo Airlines Adds Atlanta To North American Route Network

11/18/2015

AirBridgeCargo Airlines Adds Atlanta To North American Route Network
AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of Volga-Dnepr Group and one of the leading global air cargo market players, has added Atlanta to its North American route network with the launch of twice-weekly flights.
AirBridgeCargo and JAS Worldwide Move Cars for Macau Grand Prix

11/16/2015

AirBridgeCargo and JAS Worldwide Move Cars for Macau Grand Prix
AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), Russia’s largest cargo airline, in cooperation with JAS Worldwide Motorsport Logistics, has delivered race vehicles to China to compete in the 62nd Macau Grand Prix, one of the most celebrated and respected road races on earth.
Volga-Dnepr IL-76td-90vd Completes First Landing on Ice Airfield in Antarctica

11/12/2015

Volga-Dnepr IL-76td-90vd Completes First Landing on Ice Airfield in Antarctica
A Volga-Dnepr Airlines IL-76ТD-90VD has made its first landing on an ice airfield in Antarctica, opening up significant opportunities to support exploration projects on the continent.
Volga-Dnepr Group Flies Rare Przewalski Horses for Reintroduction Project in Ural Steppes

11/11/2015

Volga-Dnepr Group Flies Rare Przewalski Horses for Reintroduction Project in Ural Steppes
Volga-Dnepr Group has supported a project to reintroduce endangered Przewalski horses in the Ural steppes of Russia.
Volga-Dnepr Delivers Tourist Baggage from Egypt

11/09/2015

Volga-Dnepr Delivers Tourist Baggage from Egypt
Volga-Dnepr Airlines participates in tourist baggage delivery from resorts in Egypt.
Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow named in Top 10 Innovative Companies in Russia

11/09/2015

Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow named in Top 10 Innovative Companies in Russia
Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow (VDTM) has been ranked in top ten Russian innovative companies in recognition of its commitment to sustainable growth and successful business development strategy. The awards ceremony to celebrate the winners of TechUp 2015 – Russia`s national fast-growing high-tech companies rating – was held during Moscow’s International Open Innovations Forum.
Volga-Dnepr Group Wins Global Competitiveness Award at “Who Creates Russia’s Economy” Forum

10/30/2015

Volga-Dnepr Group Wins Global Competitiveness Award at “Who Creates Russia’s Economy” Forum
Volga-Dnepr Group has won the Global Competitiveness award during XI Annual Big Business Forum: “Who Creates Russia’s Economy” arranged by Expert RA, leading Russian rating agency.
September Brings Another 28% Rise in Airbridgecargo Tonnage

10/28/2015

September Brings Another 28% Rise in Airbridgecargo Tonnage
AirBridgeCargo Airlines continues to demonstrate strong performance results this year. In September the airline transported 42,480 tonnes across its network, a 28% rise YOY. ABC also reported a 35% growth in FTK YOY and stable load factor.
Volga-Dnepr Delivers Türksat Satellite that Will Enhance Communications for Millions of People in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East And Africa

10/25/2015

Volga-Dnepr Delivers Türksat Satellite that Will Enhance Communications for Millions of People in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East And Africa
Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ expertise in moving space satellites will help to bring improved broadcasting and communication services in Turkey, Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa after completing a round-trip moving the Türksat 4B satellite and its special transport container.
The airline carried the communications satellite to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan onboard an An-124 freighter flight from Japan and was also assigned to return the cargo container.
Baltic Air Charter Association Names Volga-Dnepr Airlines as ‘Best Cargo Charter Airline’

10/21/2015

Baltic Air Charter Association Names Volga-Dnepr Airlines as ‘Best Cargo Charter Airline’
Volga-Dnepr Airlines has been voted ‘Best Cargo Charter Airline’ by members of the Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) for the second consecutive year.
AirBridgeCargo Airlines and Volga-Dnepr Airlines Win ‘Best Overall Carrier of the Year 2015’ and ‘Charter Operator of the Year’ Awards

10/19/2015

AirBridgeCargo Airlines and Volga-Dnepr Airlines Win ‘Best Overall Carrier of the Year 2015’ and ‘Charter Operator of the Year’ Awards
AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and Volga-Dnepr Airlines are celebrating a double success in the Payload Asia Awards 2015, winning the ‘Best Overall Carrier of the Year 2015’ and ‘Charter Operator of the Year’ prizes respectively.
Volga-Dnepr Group Extends the Fleet with Two More An-124-100 Freighters

10/16/2015

Volga-Dnepr Group Extends the Fleet with Two More An-124-100 Freighters
Volga-Dnepr Group has signed the finance lease agreement with JSC Sberbank Leasing to acquire two An-124-100 Ruslan freighters.
AirBridgeCargo Airlines Reports Sustainable Growth with Tonnage Up 17% in First 8 Months of 2015

10/08/2015

AirBridgeCargo Airlines Reports Sustainable Growth with Tonnage Up 17% in First 8 Months of 2015
AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of Volga-Dnepr Group and Russia’s largest all-cargo carrier, is heading into the final quarter of 2015 with sustained growth after reporting a 17% year-on-year rise in tonnage for the opening eight months of the year.
Volga-Dnepr Builds Up Presence in Russian Logistics Market

09/30/2015

Volga-Dnepr Builds Up Presence in Russian Logistics Market
Volga-Dnepr has been consistently increasing its presence as a 3PL provider in the ground logistics market of Russia and CIS. As part of growing co-operation with a newly acquired customer – a project engineering company Telekom-Zapad – various shipments totaling 200 tones have already been successfully delivered as promised.
Volga-Dnepr Delivers Oil Pump to-the-Door in Turkmenistan

09/10/2015

Volga-Dnepr Delivers Oil Pump to-the-Door in Turkmenistan
Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered an 11-ton oil and gas pump right to the door of a customer in the town of Farab, Turkmenistan.
Singapore Changi Airport welcomes AirBridgeCargo Airlines direct flights from Moscow

09/08/2015

Singapore Changi Airport welcomes AirBridgeCargo Airlines direct flights from Moscow
Starting from 3rd of September, AirBridgeCargo (ABC) starts serving Singapore cargo market with direct freighter service from Moscow. The flights will be served twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays by Boeing 747 aircraft with onward connection to Hong Kong and further to ABC's global route network.
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