Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Heavy Lift Air Freight Airline Introduces New European Cargo Services in Belgium

12 Weekly Capacity Offering to Attract Key Global Import and Exporter Trade
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BELGIUM – Heavy lift air freight specialist AirBridgeCargo Airlines has introduced a new freighter call for Liege airport, one of the main cargo airports in Europe. Starting with its winter schedule, ABC will gradually increase its cargo capacity up to 12 flights per week, which the company says will create more opportunities for its customers in Asia, North America and Europe via its Boeing 747 fleet that provides up to 130 tonnes of capacity. Sergey Lazarev, General Director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines, said:

“We have a long history of cooperation with Liege airport via Atran Airlines (part of Volga-Dnepr Group) and now are targeting to bring our partnership to a new level. With significant improvement of our inland options and building of mutually-beneficial collaboration with our trucking partners, we are optimistic about ABC’s future in Liege and the benefits it will bring to our customers.”

Being situated at the heart of the Paris - Amsterdam – Frankfurt triangle, Liege airport is a freight hub for some of the most important production regions in the world, and flies a considerable amount of general cargo as well as special project shipments. The airport was rated in 2015 as the 5th largest freight airport in Europe and the 22nd globally. Luc Partoune, CEO of Liege Airport greeted the announcement, saying:

“It is our pleasure to welcome AirBridgeCargo to our airport with services 100% adapted to the needs of the European cargo market. Advantageous geographical location, technical equipment and motorway accessibility make our airport an ideal cargo point. Our Liege air cargo community embraces supply chain stakeholders - carriers, handling providers, trucking companies, etc. and offers a pool of experience for all the parties involved. We foresee ABC growth and are ready to contribute to its smooth operations.”

With the introduction of Liege, AirBridgeCargo will bring the total number of its European destinations to 13.

Photo: An AirBridgeCargo 747F landing.