Boeing, AirBridgeCargo Airlines Mark Delivery of Two 747-8s
Boeing has delivered two 747-8 freighters to AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) which is part of Volga-Dnepr Group. The airplanes are the first to be delivered as a part of a memorandum of understanding between Boeing and Volga-Dnepr Group at the Paris Air Show in June 2015. The deal will see more 747-8 freighters to assist ABC in providing excellent cargo carrying service.
Mr. Denis Illin, Executive President for AirBridgeCargo Airlines said, “For the Volga-Dnepr Group, the addition of new generation 747-8 freighters will assist with the development of the Group’s planes, ABC, and maintain the airline’s high growth rates. This marks our successful partnership with Boeing, which will allow the airline to continue to provide its customers with excellent cargo services.”
Mr. Marty Bentrott, Vice President, Middle East, Russia and Central Asia Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes said, “We appreciate ABC’s trust in our products and look forward to our partnership in the future. Our long partnership with Volga-Dnepr has shown the worth that this iconic airplane contributes to the air-cargo industry.”
The planes will be used on the growing network for the winter schedule 2015/2016, between Asia and the United States. With today’s deliveries, ABC’s fleet is now comprised of eight 747-8 Freighters, five 747-400 Extended Range Freighters, and two 747-400 Freighters.
The 747-8 Freighter offers cargo operators with the lowest operating costs while offering improved environmental performance. It offers 16 percent more revenue cargo volume than the 747-400.