June 21, 2016: AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), one of the largest carriers in the international scheduled cargo market, reports 31 percent year-on-year increase in cargo tonnage for both the month of May and for the first five months of 2016, carrying 50,482 tonnes and 238,154 tonnes respectively.
The airline's FTK (freight tonne kilometers) performance reinforced its secure foothold in the global air cargo market by increasing 21 percent in May and 24 percent for the opening five months of 2016.
ABC’s growth in cargo tonnage has been due to the airline introducing flights to new destinations (Houston - Abu-Dhabi) and offering services to another continent (Africa) via flights by its partner airline. It has also strengthened its position in well-established markets, including adding third weekly frequencies to Singapore and Munich.
The carrier offers solutions for customers with special cargo delivery challenges either onboard its scheduled flights or on an ad-hoc basis by organising charter flights. All of this expansion is being supported by the airline’s modern fleet of Boeing 747 freighters.
“Our figures for May are a good indicator of our performance as they demonstrate that our sales and business forces are targeted in the right direction,” says Denis Ilin, executive president of AirBridgeCargo Airlines.
“So far 2016 has been both challenging and opportunistic in terms of supporting our existing network and developing new services and destinations. We look forward to the second half of 2016, awaiting its ups and downs and always being ready to adequately respond to the evolving needs of our clients and the challenges presented by the global economy,” Ilin added.