AirBridgeCargo sees cargo volumes rise 2 percent in 2018
Jan 15, 2019: AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) saw total volumes carried in 2018 went up by 2 percent, exceeding 700,000 tonnes across ABC's growing international route network.
This growth was driven by 25 percent surge in special cargoes transportation by the Russian all cargo carrier last year.
Pharma volumes surged by more than 60 percent year-on-year, while dangerous goods shipments using the airline's abc DG product rose by 40 percent. abc XL demand for oversize and heavy cargoes increased by over 20 percent versus 2017, and ecommerce business delivered via AirBridgeCargo's abc e-com product was up 6 percent.
The carrier expects this growth trajectory to continue in terms of shipment volumes as it increases its focus on performance quality and customer satisfaction.
The increase in total cargo volumes is also attributed to the introduction of new destinations, notably Ho Chi Minh City, Shenzhen, Budapest, and Columbus. On top of this, effective fleet utilisation and team strengthening facilitated the company's growth.
'2019 will be an exceptional year for ABC %u2013 the year of our 15th anniversary - and we are delighted to achieve another company milestone supported by the consistent results of 2018,' highlighted Sergey Lazarev, general director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines.
One of the main areas for further progress this year will lie in the development of digital front-end solutions for the convenience of ABC customers worldwide.