ABC takes on fifth 747-400F

AIRBRIDGECARGO Airlines (ABC) has added a fifth 747-400 freighter to its fleet.

This brings the airline’s total freighter fleet to eight, which includes two 747-200s and one 747-300.

ABC had ordered five of the new 747-8 freighters, but Boeing’s production delays have put delivery of those back to February next year.

“The decision to take this extra aircraft represents our commitment to continue our development plans despite delays in the delivery of brand new Boeing 747-8,” said Tatyana Arslanova, ABC’s executive president.

“By the end of 2009, we could clearly see that there are some markets in the world, such as Shanghai, that require increased aircraft capacity. With no Boeing 747-8 being delivered this year, the additional Boeing 747-400 will enable ABC to increase number of frequencies from Shanghai to 12 a week, thus providing our customers with more capacity as dictated by the market demand.”

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