Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Air Freight Carrier Collects Cargo Charter Annual Award - Again

Russian Airline Wins in its 25th Anniversary Year
Shipping News Feature
RUSSIA – UK – It has been a year to celebrate for air freight specialist Volga-Dnepr Airlines which has not only seen its 25th Anniversary this year but now has won the award for ‘Best Cargo Charter Airline’ from the Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) for the second consecutive year. The Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) is the successor to the Airbrokers’ Association founded by members of the Baltic Mercantile and Shipping Exchange in March 1949, and 2015 marks the sixth occasion Volga-Dnepr has won what it considers the air charter industry’s most prestigious cargo charter airline award.

An award ceremony at London’s Guildhall this week attended by over 380 senior executives from some 140 companies in the global air charter industry, saw Georgy Sokolov, Regional Sales Manager of Volga-Dnepr Airlines collect the trophy from Pierre Van Der Stichele, Director Business Development – Cargo of Chapman Freeborn Air Chartering, sponsors of the award category. Ton Coe, Chairman of the Baltic Air Charter Association, said:

“Congratulations again to Volga-Dnepr Airlines in winning the Best Cargo Charter Airline BACA Award for 2015. To have won two years in succession proves that the quality of service continues. The BACA members are the clients that vote and they have clearly shown what they think. Volga-Dnepr Airlines are also fine supporters of this Association and it’s wonderful that such companies gain the recognition they fully deserve.”

BACA’s annual awards are based on the votes of its more than 210 members to identify the leading companies in both the cargo and passenger charter sectors and Volga-Dnepr has won this particular accolade in 6 of the last 7 years, only missing out in 2013. Dennis Gliznoutsa, Vice President Sales at Volga-Dnepr Airlines, said:

“We are especially proud to have won this award in our 25th anniversary year. To be recognised by other leaders and experts in the air charter industry for the quality of our work is a great honour for us. I also want to acknowledge the great work of the Baltic Air Charter Association which continues to represent and promote this great industry and encourage and reward service excellence.”

Photo: Pierre Van Der Stichele (left) of Chapman Freeborn Air Chartering presents the award to Georgy Sokolov. Photographer Colin Antill.