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AA Cargo delivers prized St. Petersburg Ballet shipment

By: | at 08:00 PM | Channel(s): Air Cargo  

Airline’s newly launched cargo service from Moscow helps ensure ‘the show will go on’ in Sao Paulo Brazil.

American Airlines Cargo (AA Cargo) secured the St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre as one of the first customers for its newly launched cargo service from Moscow, Russia. With the unique transportation needs of the internationally renowned production company, AA Cargo was retained to deliver the consignment from the St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre to Sao Paolo, Brazil for the troupe’s debut performance of ‘The Sleeping Beauty.’

In less than 72 hours, AA Cargo facilitated the shipment, which departed from Russia’s Domodedovo International Airport via American’s nonstop Boeing 777 service to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD). The Ballet’s cargo was transported through the airline’s key U.S. gateways including New York and Miami to reach the final destination in Sao Paolo, Brazil in time for the premiere performance at the Teatro Nacional.

‘Our work with the St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre is symbolic of the expedited, on-time guaranteed product we offer the marketplace, and the new channels opened up for freight forwarders through the Moscow-Chicago lane,’ said David Kerr, managing director of AA Cargo Europe. ‘We are honored that AA Cargo was selected by the Ballet troupe to handle their irreplaceable shipments needed for the ‘show to go on.’’

‘AA Cargo helped us navigate the logistical shipping challenges we faced,’ said Alexander Bondarev, technical director of the St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre. ‘The airline worked with us to find a freight solution that met our needs for reliable, on-time service. Importantly, AA Cargo provided us with peace-of-mind and allowed us to concentrate on what mattered most ’ the upcoming performance.’

‘American Airlines provided excellent service to us,’ said Sergey Kondratsky, general manager of the Concert Forwarding Agency, Tanaris. ‘We have no doubt that, for future performances, this new service will be a natural choice. We ship consignments of numerous Russian theatres and orchestras on a regular basis and our schedule is planned for five years ahead. We are sure that next time we have a performance on South and North American continent we will contact American Airlines.’

AA Cargo is offering its nonstop Moscow ’ Chicago scheduled service six days a week. Eastbound flights fly every day except Sunday, and westbound flights operate daily with the exception of Mondays.