AirBridgeCargo launches freighters services to Ho Chi Minh City
July 24, 2018: All cargo carrier AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has launched freighter services to Ho Chi Minh City, one of the busiest cities of Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City becomes ABC’s 12th online destination in Asia.
The Russian-based airline increases dedicated maindeck capacity to and from one of the major manufacturing hotspots in Asia.
The route will be operated with Boeing 747 freighter that will link customers from Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City with other destinations in ABC’s international network through its cargo hub in Moscow to guarantee 48-hour delivery times, including ground handling.
“On the back of economic growth of more than 7 percent 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 specialising in electronics and garments shipments,” highlighted Sergey Lazarev, general director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines.
The introduction of Ho Chi Minh City will strengthen ABC’s presence in Vietnam, powered by more than three years of successful operations to/from the capital of Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City, coupled with Hanoi, will facilitate a total coverage of the Vietnamese catchment area, thus providing more options for deliveries for customers.
Nguyen Nam Tien - vice director of Tan Son Nhat International Airport (TIA) said: “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.”