ABC becomes Schiphol's largest all-cargo airline

11 / 01 / 2017

AirBridgeCargo (ABC) has become the largest all-cargo airline operating out of Schiphol airport, while it remains the second largest cargo carrier at Europe's busiest airport, Frankfurt.

The Volga-Dnepr-owned carrier completed more than 1,000 Boeing 747 freighter flights from the two airports for the first time in 2016, and is second only to the two national carriers - Lufthansa and KLM - when it comes to total cargo volumes transported from the hubs.

Volga-Dnepr group senior vice president sales and marketing Robert van de Weg said: "Exceeding 1,000 flights in a year at both airports not only shows our commitment to both countries, it is demonstrates the level of support we are gaining from customers.

"We have operated more Boeing 747 freighter services from AMS and FRA in 2016 because of the level of demand and this growth in our volume is a reflection of our customers’ confidence in our service levels.

"We wish to thank all of our customers and our local teams at both airports for helping us to reach these significant milestones at two of Europe’s most important cargo gateways. We expect further growth in 2017.”

As well as expanding its Boeing 747 freighter fleet to 16 aircraft in 2016 with the arrival of its ninth new Boeing 747-8F, AirBridgeCargo also launched a series of new routes, including Phnom Penh, Seattle, Heathrow and Oslo. More expansion of its scheduled cargo operations is planned in 2017.