AirBridgeCargo Bolsters Asian Footprint with Addition of Ho Chi Minh City
Russian-based Volga-Dnepr Group subsidiary AirBridgeCargo (ABC) has recently announced the launch of a new freighter service Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh is one of the busiest cities in the country and this new service will be a great addition to the ABC international network of over 30 destinations.
A Boeing 747 Freighter will be in operation on this new service linking customers from Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City to other destinations in the international network that ABC provides via their cargo hub in Moscow. ABC guarantees 48-hour delivery times, including ground handling.
AirBridgeCargo Airlines General Director, Sergey Lazarev highlighted, “On the back of economic growth of more than 7% and increasing export volumes, Vietnam seems like the right place to offer direct freight services to other regions, especially Europe and North America – something we can offer to the market with a diversified number of destinations and high level of service quality, including for special cargoes. We have been expanding our network following our customers’ needs and expectations, and segment-wise. We foresee support from companies specializing in electronics and garments shipments.”
Tan Son Nhat International Airport (TIA) Vice Director, Nguyen Nam Tien said, “We greatly welcome AirBridgeCargo Airlines at our airport and to the Ho Chi Minh City market. We strongly believe that our cooperation will strengthen the position of SGN airport, as local freight forwarders will get access to direct freighter services to Russia, the EU and North America. The ability and professional services of AirBridgeCargo Airlines, together with the solid experience of the TIA, will facilitate market development of freight services in Vietnam and serve as a solid ground for the Asia market.
“We are very pleased to have been given the opportunity to cooperate with AirBridgeCargo Airlines in this important stage of their development and look forward to creating a long-term successful partnership together.”
With the addition of this new service the presence of ABC will be further strengthened in Vietnam, resulting from three years of successful operations in the South East Asian country.