AirBridgeCargo and Volga-Dnepr win service awards
OCT 20, 2015: AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and Volga-Dnepr Airlines are celebrating a double success in the Payload Asia Awards 2015, winning the ‘Best Overall Carrier of the Year 2015’ and ‘Charter Operator of the Year’ prizes respectively.
The awards represent a further service excellence milestone for Volga-Dnepr Group in its 25th anniversary year with more top honours for its scheduled cargo and cargo charter airlines.
AirBridgeCargo Airlines was voted ‘Best Overall Carrier of the Year’ in the Customer Choice Awards, which attracted 18,000 online votes. Volga-Dnepr Airlines was awarded the ‘Charter Operator of the Year’ trophy in the Industry Choice Awards in which nominees are judged and ranked by a respected industry panel of 17 judges.
The two airlines received their trophies at a special gala awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport in Singapore which was attended by more than 250 senior executives from the international air cargo industry. Now in their fourth year, the Payload Asia Awards are a celebration of excellence to highlight the air cargo supply chain companies that have excelled in the industry and made a positive impact on the market.
Denis Ilin, executive president of AirBridgeCargo, said, “We are overwhelmed that customers have voted AirBridgeCargo as the Best Overall Carrier of the Year. We would like to thank our partners all over the world for voting for us, for their high evaluation and appreciation of our efforts in providing reliable services and satisfying their needs. This customer award sets a very high level of standards and expectations, which now AirBridgeCargo has to meet every day. It is a challenge we greatly appreciate and value. It is both a great honour and a huge responsibility for us to maintain our customers’ confidence and trust in ABC as a reliable quality partner.”
Dennis Gliznoutsa, vice president, sales at Volga-Dnepr Airlines, added, “This award is a great honour for our charter experts all over the world and is especially important to us because it comes in our 25th anniversary year. Over this time we have obtained a unique level of knowledge and expertise in the transportation of outsize and heavyweight air cargo and we use this experience every day to benefit our customers by creating the solutions they need, even for their most complex shipments. Simultaneously winning awards for both Volga-Dnepr Group’s charter and scheduled cargo services is also a true recognition from our customers and the industry of our ‘cargo supermarket’ service offering. We are extremely proud that our expertise has been recognized by our customers and for this prestigious endorsement of our Group strategy.”