AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has appointed Airnautic France as its cargo general sales agent in France.
Founded in 1984, Airnautic France has become one of the country’s leading specialists in air cargo transport. The company operates from three locations in Mulhouse, Paris Roissy and Lyon.
Denis Le Baler, founder and president of Airnautic France, said: ‘Winning this contract from AirBridgeCargo Airlines represents a significant step forward for us in terms of covering the needs of the Russian market. We are proud to be the airline’s GSA in France and look forward to building a successful, long-term partnership with ABC.’
The French market is one of the most important in Europe for ABC due to the country’s strong air cargo traffic levels to and from Russia, China, Hong Kong and Japan ’ all destinations served by the airline - and its close proximity to AirBridgeCargo’s European hubs in Frankfurt and Amsterdam. Airnautic’s primary focus will be to develop exports from France to Russia and CIS countries.
ABC’s current schedule offers 15 Boeing 747 freighter flights per week ex Frankfurt and six services a week from Amsterdam to Russia, providing daily and twice daily operations to Moscow, two flights a week to St. Petersburg and 13 services a week to Krasnoyarsk. As well as its current three flights a week to and from Japan, ABC operates seven services a week to and from Shanghai and four flights a week to and from Beijing. It also serves Hong Kong with seven flights each week.