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ABC Airlines introduces Munich-Moscow service

By Staff Reports on April 30, 2014

AirBridgeCargo Airlines is expanding its services in Central Europe by introducing direct services to and from Munich with a Boeing 747 freighter, effective May 9.

“As Southern Germany continues to be a major industrial growth area, the decision to expand our services by introducing a direct Boeing 747 flight from Munich to Moscow was a logical step for us. This will increase ABC’s ability to offer customers in Germany fast connections to and from the Russian market as well as to the airline’s international network via its Moscow hub,” said Andrey Andreev, head of ABC business development in Europe.

The new Munich flight to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport will be in addition to the four existing weekly Boeing 737 flights operated by Atran Cargo Airlines, also part of Volga-Dnepr Group.

“Being able to offer connections to the largest Asian gateways such as Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Zhengzhou, Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo-Narita will make ABC a top product for the Bavarian air cargo community, and the direct freighter link between the Bavarian capital and Russia will add attractiveness to our product,” said Walter Morris, head of business development of ABC in Southern Germany.

“Our main strategy, as it has always been, is to be flexible in introducing new routes and destinations to our customers. We pay particular attention to market changes and are constantly searching for new markets and destinations,” Denis Ilin, executive president of ABC, said. “Our decision to introduce the new service was motivated by increased customer demand for cargo services from Germany to Russia and to Asia. In the first quarter of 2014, we increased export traffic from Germany to Russia by 51 percent, way above market trends, and we also recorded strong demand on our routes from Germany to Asia.”