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AirBridgeCargo marks 13% growth in 2017 with volumes surpassing 700,000 tonnes

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) continued its momentum with a 13 percent upsurge in total cargo carried in 2017, delivering more than 700,000 tonnes throughout its international network and demonstrating 10 percent growth rates in FTK, one percent up on the overall market rate. ABC’s load factor rose 4 percent YOY to approximately 71 percent.

The carrier’s success is being spearheaded by the effective realization of its fleet expansion strategy, the development of solutions for special cargoes, and the introduction of new destinations and the upgrading of existing ones as ABC continues to respond proactively to the capacity and service requirements of its customers worldwide, stated the airline in a press release.

“In 2017 we concentrated our efforts on the development of special cargo transportation, fine-tuning our internal procedures and processes, aligning our organisation structure and going on the path of digitalisation, steps which boosted our volumes of special commodities, with temperature pharma heading the list (+150 percent), followed by off-size & heavy (+33 percent), and e-commerce (+26 percent),” highlighted Sergey Lazarev, general director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines.

“We have also initiated a number of projects aimed at ameliorating service quality – including the introduction of our new Control Tower to monitor consignments of special cargoes and to proactively respond to service disruptions if any, Envirotainer QEP certification for ABC stations, cooperation with Sky Fresh for automated notifications, and other industry-related initiatives with tech-savvy solutions which helped to sharpen ABC’s performance. Our commitment to continuous improvement and strong customer relationships will continue to serve as a pillar for ABC’s development in 2018 and beyond,” added Lazarev.

The cargo operator is hopeful of further enhancing its service quality in 2018, by mainly focusing on digital solutions to make airfreight delivery as transparent and easy as possible.

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