Air Cargo Germany launch pushed back

THE expected launch this month of Air Cargo Germany (ACG) has been pushed back until late February due to “incomplete aircraft documentation”.

Michael Bock, chief executive officer of the company said the problem “will be solved within the coming weeks. We now plan to start operations in the second half of next month. There is no change in our project nor to the flight schedule. We will start with charter flights and then in summer 2009 move to scheduled services on the routes we previously announced.”

Based out of Hahn ACG has leased two ex-China Airlines B747-400SFs from Avion Aircraft. ACG will first offer its B747-400SF capacity to brokers for charter services. Additionally, beginning in April, ACG intends to commence scheduled services by flying from Hahn via Moscow to Shanghai. A further route will planned in 2009 is Hahn-Istanbul-Hong Kong.

Following the introduction of these initial routes ACG is considering a number of possibilities for further expansion in the medium-term perspectives, depending on how business is proceeding and the prevailing market conditions, with possibilities including India and Latin America as additional markets to serve. “Then we will have to add further aircraft to our fleet,” said Michael Bock, chief executive officer, in an exclusive interview for Air Cargo News.

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