AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of Volga-Dnepr Group, is launching a new B747 freighter service from one of its European gateways at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Tokyo, Japan.
The new B747-400 all-cargo flight has been launched in response to demands for capacity on the route from ABC’s freight forwarding customers. The Russian carrier will open the new route as part of its 2009/10 winter schedule and the Wednesday service will fly via AirBridgeCargo’s hub at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport.
As well as cargo bound for Narita, ABC says the flight will be able to carry shipments to all other destinations within its network. Cargo can be easily offloaded in Sheremetyevo for the next connecting flight to other Asian destinations such as Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai.
Narita first joined the ABC network in October 2007 with a B747F flight from Frankfurt. Recognizing the importance of the Japanese market, AirBridgeCargo has steadily developed its presence over the past two years and the launch of the new Amsterdam-Narita route is another step in the airline’s development strategy.
Tatyana Arslanova, ABC’s Executive Senior Vice President, Strategy, Marketing and Sales, said: ‘This latest route is part of our network plan that will give long term consistency to our product. We will continue to work closely with our freight forwarding partners to provide capacity when and where they need it.’