AirBridgeCargo Airlines, Russia’s largest international cargo airline and a part of Volga-Dnepr Group, has increased its flights from Milan (Malpensa MXP) and Paris (Charles de Gaulle CDG) to Moscow.
Starting from November 1st, ABC now operates schedule flights from Paris and Milan three and five times a week accordingly. In addition to two flights from Paris which the airline performs on Wednesdays and Sundays, the airline has added an extra service on Fridays. In addition to the three existing frequencies from MXP to Moscow every Monday, Tuesday and Friday, additional services now also operate on Thursdays and Sundays. All flights are operated with Boeing 747 freighters. The airline has performed flights to MXP and CDG since 2009.
The decision to introduce new frequencies is a result of close cooperation with customers and market trends monitoring. The new frequencies are meant to meet the increased consumer demand for transportation services on these routes especially from the raw materials, automotive and fashion sectors. Over the last 9 months, ABC tonnage from Milan to Moscow showed a 52% increase, while tonnage from Paris to Moscow was 20% higher. These results are above market trends. Overall, the market showed a 25% increase in tonnage carried from Milan to Moscow while there was a 2% decrease in total tonnage from Paris to Moscow.
AirBridgeCargo’s DAP (delivered as promised) figures on these routes were also above average and accounted to over 90% during 2013.