Volga Dnepr Group Open Operations Base at George Bush Intercontinental Airport
One of the world’s leaders in the global market for the movement of oversize, unique and heavy air cargo the Volga Dnepr Group recently announced the opening of a new operations base at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, US. The base will give their customers in North and South America faster and more economical access to their bespoke range of delivery solutions.
The new base is a welcome expansion to their Group’s sales office which opened in Houston back in 2001. The oversized air cargo carrier can now ensure their customers throughout the Americas along with their high-profile clients in the oil and gas, heavy machinery, energy and aerospace sectors will befit greatly from immediate local expertise and services that are required for specialist logistics projects.
Volga Dnepr Group Executive President for Charter Cargo Operations, Konstantin Vekshin said, “With the inauguration of the new Operations Base, the Group will dedicate one of its 12 Antonov An-124-100 freighter aircraft as well as crews, technical support teams and special loading equipment for unique cargoes to the Houston facility. The Base will be staffed by load planning engineers and loadmasters, operations, navigation and ground handling specialists, and provide unique and specialized on-site engineering and delivery solutions to enable the safe and secure transportation of heavy and outsize cargoes. The commitment brings us even closer to our customers geographically and enhances our ability to provide special ‘out of the box’ solutions which make our customers’ lives easier.”
Director for Houston Aviation, Mario Diaz added, “The addition of Volga Dnepr Group’s new operations base is yet another step fostering future growth in cargo operations at Bush Airport and will create 30 to 40 new jobs in the local area, Houston Airports remains committed to developing and improving intermodal connectivity, and new service offerings such as Volga Dnepr’s operations base help us achieve our mission by further connecting the people, business, cultures, and economies of the world to Houston.”