Volga-Dnepr and CLA ink strategic deal with Liege airport

Volga-Dnepr Group (VDG) and strategic partner CargoLogicAir (CLA) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding on strategic cooperation with Liege Airport in Belgium.
The aim is to strengthen their positions in the European market through development of a regional hub and enhancement of freighter capacity.
Within the next three to five years the three parties will work together in establishing a regional freighter hub for VDG and British flag cargo carrier CLA, with the provision for up to 30 cargo flights per week
All the flights will be supported by maintenance facilities to be organized on the airport’s premises.
On top of this, Liege Airport will provide VDG and CLA with sufficient ground handling, warehousing and office areas for smooth coordination and operation of freighter flights.
Alexey Isaykin, president of Volga-Dnepr Group, said: “I wish to thank Liege Airport for their enthusiasm and teamwork. This has helped us to reach this agreement so quickly, and will create new opportunities for our customers worldwide by guaranteeing moresmooth, seamless, and efficient delivery options.”
David Kerr, chief executive of CargoLogicAir said: “The development of a European hub in Liege will support our existing network, boost our cargo services, covering major catchment areas of Europe for the convenience of our customers.
“We will be able to guarantee high-end services based on reliable partnership with Liege airport, which is not only one of the most cargo-friendly airports, but also shows significant steps of development in air cargo handling – the area of paramount importance for carriers which aim for quality, speed, and safety. ”
Luc Partoune, chief executive of Liege Airport said: “Liege Airport is looking forward to growing the cooperation with all members of the Volga-Dnepr Group and its strategic partner. ”  

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