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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)


Volga-Dnepr: market leader
Specializing in the area of unique, oversize and heavy cargo, Volga-Dnepr provides air cargo services on charter and scheduled basis.
(Cargo Village News 23.12.2008)


Volga-Dnepr presses on in Russia's Far East
Volga-Dnepr last week said it would continue to develop its activities in Krasnoyarsk, despite the collapse of its former interline partner there, KrasAir.
(International Freighting Weekly 22.12.2008)


Germany extends SALIS contract - while waiting for the A400M 
The budget committee of the German Bundestag agreed the extension of the SALIS - Strategic Airlift Interim Solution - contract by two years in its yesterday’s meeting. According to this new agreement the airlift capability is prolonged to 31 December 2010.
(Defense International 18.12.2008)


Schiphol to be at heart of ABC's strategy for Asia
Amsterdam – AirBridgeCargo (ABC) said Amsterdam Shiphol Airport will be at the heart of its development strategy as it builds on a record 2008.
(Cargo News Asia 01.12.2008)


V-D Airlines Delivered Diving System from East Midlands to Sakhalin
On 16 December was announced, that as an important step of Sakhalin-2 Project implementation, Volga-Dnepr Airlines delivered the diving system from East Midlands (UK) to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Russia). This equipment will ensure continuous performance of oil and gas off-shore facilities and uninterrupted oil and gas delivery.
(RIA Oreanda 17.12.2008)


ABC awards cargo handling contract with Aviapartner
AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has signed a major cargo handling contract with Aviapartner Cargo in Amsterdam Schiphol for the provision of full cargo and ramp handling services, effective 1st January 2009.
(TransportWeekly (China) 10.12.2008)


New ‘hook’ technology
A special ‘hook’ system designed by Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ technical experts to secure heavy, single pieces of air cargo for transportation has been used successfully to deliver a 98 tons hydro turbine motor wheel from Russia to Kyrgyzstan.
(TransportWeekly China 10.12.2008)


Another Record Cargo Weight For Volga-Dnepr And Partners
After flying a record cargo load of some 39 tons in a single piece of metallic roll for a papermachine onboard Volga-Dnepr Cargo Airlines ‘Ilyushin 76TD in autumn 2007 from Finland to USA, WWPC/Finland Procargo Ltd has again combined with WWPC Members Germany, LS International CargoGmbh and Japan, Allfort to arrange the safe transportation of a new record load of a single, similar piece, weighting 40 tons and with dimensions of 13,0 x 1,90 x 1,70 metres onboard the same type of aircraft.
(AirCargo Asia-Pacific 30.10.2008)


Volga-Dnepr delivers aid
One of Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ new IL-76TD-90VD freighters has delivered 15 tons of humanitarian aid for victims of Hurricane Gustav on behalf the Spanish Red Cross.
(AirCargo Asia-Pacific 30.10.2008)


Russian Cargo Airline Group Reports Strong Business Increase
Volga-Dnepr has announced a 75% increase in sales for the first nine months of 2008, compared with the same period a year ago, with revenue from its charter and scheduled cargo transportation services totalling $US1.265bn.
(New Zealand Transport Intelligence Briefing 03.12.2008)


ABC looks to Amsterdam
VOLGA-DNEPR subsidiary and scheduled B747 freighter operator AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) says that Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is "at the heart" of its develop¬ment strategy.
(Air Cargo Week 24.11.2008)


AirBridgeCargo Airlines Transports 105 Elite Racehorses
On 20 November was announced, that AirBridgeCargo Airlines transported 105 elite racehorses onboard five Boeing 747 cargo flights from Amsterdam in the Netherlands to Russia.
(RIA "OREANDA": 20.11.2008)


Russia - Carriers wait to see where the wind blows
"For now, though, we do not see further expansion as our immediate priority." explains Tatyana Arslanova, AirBridgeCargo's senior VP for strategy and commercial.
(International Freighting Weekly 17.11.2008 Phil Hastings)


Where handling a heavy load is all in a day's work
Russia's Volga-Dnepr Group is in Kuala Lumpur to promote the heavy-weight and outsize abilities of the Volga-Dnepr Airlines AN-124 freighter fleet and the scheduled B747 freighter capacity of group company AirBridgeCargo Airlines.
(Air Cargo Week 06.11.2008)


Upwards trend continues
The Russian air cargo carrier AirBridge Cargo (ABC) has been in the headlines prima-rily because of its personnel changes in recent months.The ITJ's editor-in-chief Ursula Schmeling met Robert Song, commercial director global, and Ludwig Hamburger, regional director Europe, Middle East and Africa, at ABC's office in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) to see what other interesting news the Company has.
(ITJ 24.10.2008)


V-D Airlines Delivered 12 Cable Reels from Stockholm to Campinas
On 13 November was announced, that Volga-Dnepr Airlines delivered 12 cable reels from Stockholm (Sweden) to Campinas (Brasil). 100 tons of cargo were transported on board of AN-124-100 freighter.
(RIA Oreanda 13.11.2008)


Fifth Ocean Named Among Best Corporate Publications of Russia
On 13 November was announced, that the Fifth Ocean, a magazine of Volga-Dnepr Group named one of Russia's best corporate publications by the editorial board of "Best Corporate Publications 2007-2008". The rating was made by Richard Cash Publishers of Business League Communications Group. Other masterpiece examples of Russian corporate press included publications of Gazprom, VTB, Rosgosstrakh, AFK Sistema, Mechel, Rostelecom, MICEX and a number of other leading companies.
(RIA Oreanda 13.11.2008)


Call for cargo carriers to take a long term view of the market
Freighter operators are facing challenging times, but Robert Song is somewhat bemused by lamentations from his peers about being hit by a perfect storm.
(Air Freight Asia 11.2008)


Schiphol at Center of Airbridgecargo’s Growth Strategy
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport will be at the heart of AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ (ABC) development strategy as it plans to build on a record year in 2008, the company says.
(http://outsourced-logistics.com/ 12.11.2008)
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