AirBridgeCargo Airlines Starts New Rickenbacker International Airport Service
Russian-based freighter operator AirBridgeCargo Airlines has recently announced they will be providing a new scheduled service operating at Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) in Franklin County, Ohio, the U.S. This is the fifth world-class freighter operator to begin operations at the airport.
AirBridgeCargo has become one of the fastest-growing freight carriers in the world and joins the developing network of leading logistics service providers Rickenbacker. The airport is known across the globe as one of the most efficient cargo-dedicated hubs, famous for their rapid speed, personal service and a centralized location in North America.
The Russian carrier will provide up to 139 tons of capacity for all types of imports and exports using their fleet of Boeing 747 freighters.
General Director for AirBridgeCargo, Sergey Lazarev said, “With a view to continuing the expansion of our footprint in the USA, Columbus has been on the radar of our business interests for quite a while,”
“Rickenbacker’s strengths, such as proximity to distribution centers of various companies, including the fashion and apparel industries; airport and ground handling infrastructure and facilities; and the existing network of partners in the Columbus Region, ensure we can provide our clients with reliable and efficient service.”
The inaugural flight landed on the 5th April with continued scheduled flights every Thursday that will transport cargo inbound from their global hub in Moscow and returning to Moscow via Liege in Belgium.
President and CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, Joseph Nardone who is responsible for Rickenbacker’s operations commented “We’re excited Rickenbacker’s advantages have translated to success for our forward-thinking logistics partners, which in turn drives the success of the Columbus Region,”
“Rickenbacker has grown phenomenally during the past five years, and the next five years look even more promising.”
AirBridgeCargo Airlines joins an impressive list of premier freight carriers operating at Rickenbacker International Airport including Cargolux, Cathay Pacific Cargo, Emirates SkyCargo and Etihad Cargo.