Friday, July 12, 2013

Third London Airport Boosts Cargo Services with Air Freight to Moscow

Russian Airline Begins Weekly Services
Shipping News Feature

UK – RUSSIA – London Stansted Airport has boosted its cargo network this week with the launch of weekly flights between the UK’s third busiest cargo airport and Moscow, by Russian carrier Transaero. The new service not only provides a direct link to Moscow but also access to multiple connections across Transaero's wide-ranging network and has been specifically developed to cater for increased demand from freight forwarders. Cargo Business Development Manager, Conan Busby of Manchester Airports Group (MAG), which acquired the airport in February of this year, said:

"We are delighted Transaero have chosen London Stansted as their preferred UK airport for developing their UK cargo services. This is the first new cargo service to London Stansted since the recent acquisition by MAG, and we are certain it will not be the last. Transaero's arrival clearly demonstrates the attractiveness of London Stansted as a UK cargo hub and is a perfect example of why MAG chose to invest in our new London gateway, the only London airport with spare capacity and world-class infrastructure already in place to meet demand and support growth in the South East right now.

"MAG and the teams at Stansted are looking forward to developing a close working relationship with Transaero and will be helping in every way to ensure their new cargo service to the UK is as successful as possible."

Stansted is one of the largest freight hubs in the UK and home to an international cargo operation that transports over 240,000 tonnes of goods to destinations in nearly every continent, including the Americas, the Far East, Africa and the Middle East.