AirBridgeCargo targets Asia with extra frequencies

AirBridgeCargo (ABC) has increased its frequencies in Asia following a 5% average annual growth in the region in the last five years.

As of the end of March, the company’s schedule now includes six Shenzhen flights a week, eight Narita services and two Ho Chi Minh City flights.

ABC said the additional capacity will reinforce its position in these markets, as well as facilitate import/export flows of the respective stations.

All the destinations were already established in ABC’s network, with Shenzhen the latest addition.

“[The Shenzhen service] was launched at the end of last year and has been supported by stable customer demand, prompting the increase to six frequencies per week to accommodate various types of cargoes, including those requiring special handling procedures,” the airline said.

ABC pointed out that the city has demonstrated high growth rates in recent years and is also ranked in Asia’s top five cities in terms of its economic size.

ABC commercial director Alexey Zotov said: “Being one of the three airport hubs serving Pearl River Delta, Shenzhen complements our Asia Pacific online stations and offers our customers more options for delivery of their consignments. With the airport’s plan for further cargo infrastructure expansion and construction of a third runway, we feel supported and confident that our flights will be operated smoothly and seamlessly, ensuring we can guarantee the level of quality our customers expect from us.”

Sergey Lazarev, general director, added: “We expect our customers will get more flexibility and a variety of delivery solutions to/from Asia. This will bolster our abc e-com product out of Shenzhen, abc XL and abc pharma from Narita, and abc general with abc valuable services from Ho Chi Minh City. Based on the backdrop of healthy and stable growth of Asian countries, ABC will be able to boost export volumes, at the same time accumulating burgeoning import volumes.”

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