AirBridgeCargo Airlines has strengthened its footprint in Asia by increasing frequencies to its online destinations following an average 5% annual growth in the region in the last five years as customers seek additional capacity and delivery solutions.
As of the end of March, the company’s schedule now includes six Shenzhen flights a week, eight Narita services and two Ho Chi Minh City flights. The additional capacity will reinforce ABC’s position in these markets as well as facilitate import/export flows of the respective stations.
All of these destinations are already well-established in ABC’s international network, with Shenzhen the latest addition to ABC’s APAC stations. It was launched at the end of last year and has been supported by stable customer demand, prompting the increase to six frequencies per week to accommodate various types of cargoes, including those requiring special handling procedures. Not only has the city demonstrated high growth rates in recent years, it is also ranked in Asia’s Top 5 cities in terms of its economic size and is the centre of the Special Economic Zone. It forms the largest manufacturing base in the world, together with Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou and other cities of the Pearl River Delta.
“Being one of the three airport hubs serving Pearl River Delta, Shenzhen complements our APAC online stations and offers our customers more options for delivery of their consignments. With the airport’s plan for further cargo infrastructure expansion and construction of a third runway, we feel supported and confident that our flights will be operated smoothly and seamlessly, ensuring we can guarantee the level of quality our customers expect from us,” stated Alexey Zotov, Commercial Director, AirBridgeCargo Airlines.
“Our international network is a life form that transforms and grows in line with business needs. We expect our customers will get more flexibility and a variety of delivery solutions to/from Asia. This will bolster our abc e-com product out of Shenzhen, abc XL and abc pharma from Narita, and abc general with abc valuable services from Ho Chi Minh City. Based on the backdrop of healthy and stable growth of Asian countries, ABC will be able to boost export volumes, at the same time accumulating burgeoning import volumes,” stated Sergey Lazarev, General director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines.
AirBridgeCargo has been operating in Asia since 2004, offering air freight solutions for the transportation of various types of cargo. Its network currently covers 14 cargo gateways, both mature and emerging, with the company being able to offer connectivity options and transport linkages through its hub in Moscow for deliveries to Europe and the USA.