Volga-Dnepr and Sheremetyevo Airport announce deal to develop cargo facilities

Volga-Dnepr Group and Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport have signed an agreement that will see them enhance cargo infrastructure at the airport and develop relationships with other airports.
The two partners said the co-operation would join the forces of the airport and the airline in the areas influencing development of air cargo business.
The deal will see the development of facilities for the handling of specialist commodities and a new maintenance hangar. Meanwhile, Volga-Dnepr has agreed to volume commitments.
Director general of Volga-Dnepr subsidiary AirBridgeCargo Airlines Sergey Lazarev said: “Both Volga-Dnepr Group and Sheremetyevo airport are strategically oriented towards development of a modern international level air cargo hub at the premises of Sheremetyevo airport.
“All the agreements and mutual obligations reached in this agreement are particularly intended to guarantee a high quality level of air cargo services for our customers.”
Sheremetyevo International Airport director general Michael Vasilenko added: “[The deal] embraces not only the quantitative side, where Volga-Dnepr Group guarantees an agreed volume of transit, transfer and import-export cargo flows, but the qualitative side as well with the building of an up-to-date hangar complex for maintenance and repair services, expansion of cargo facilities to offer handling for special commodities and, most importantly, provision of all the resources needed from our side.”
The agreement also encourages co-operation with other international airports with the aim of increasing  cargo flows.
It will also allow the exchange of experience in terms of implementation of certain business-related projects and innovations.

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