ABC Airlines receives sixth 747-8 Freighter
25 / 02 / 2015
Russia’s largest cargo carrier AirBridgeCargo Airlines has taken delivery of its sixth new Boeing 747-8 Freighter. The addition takes the Volga-Dnepr Group subsidiary’s fleet to a total of 13 Boeing 747s, including six Boeing 747-8 Freighters, four Boeing 747-400ERFs and three Boeing 747-400 Freighters.
The 747-8 Freighter is the latest iteration of the famous Boeing aircraft, offering enhanced cargo-carrying capacity and reduced operating costs. The aircraft also offers significantly improved environmental performance, the airline says. The 747-8 retains the distinctive nose door used on previous 747 freighters, but offers a 16% greater payload.
“It is our sixth Boeing 747-8Freighter and ABC has already experienced the outstanding payload and operating economics of the 747-8 family,” said Denis Ilin, ABC’s Executive President. “ABC continues to follow its long-term fleet modernisation strategy with a target to serve clients with the most sophisticated equipment. The new aircraft will be used on ABC’s existing route network linking Europe, Asia and the United States via the airline’s hub in Moscow.”