April 3, 2019: Customers in Ohio, USA, are set to benefit from AirBridgeCargo Airlines%u2019 (ABC) decision of expanding its scheduled freighter operations to Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), one of the world%u2019s few gateways dedicated to cargo.
The all-cargo airline will operate twice-weekly service to the hub. It is planning to introduce its second scheduled weekly rotation this month, complementing its existing Thursday flights from Columbus and offering customers wider connectivity options.
ABC started serving the Columbus market in April 2018 and, so far, has seen stable demand to/from LCK, accommodating growing trade flows onboard the maindeck capacity of its Boeing 747 freighter services.
%u201CWe feel that our weekly operations to/from Columbus greatly benefit our customers as we operate to this cargo-friendly airport, providing dedicated, high quality services and leveraging the export/import volumes of the region. In 2018, our volumes tipped over 5,000 tonnes to/from LCK and we feel confident that our performance and customer feedback means our second weekly flight will also be well supported,%u201D said Sergey Lazarev, general director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines.
Joseph Nardone, president & CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, which operates Rickenbacker said: %u201CBy moving imports and exports through Rickenbacker, businesses can eliminate hours and costs from their supply chain, creating better efficiencies and higher profits.%u201D