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AirBridgeCargo Airlines
Авиакомпания «ЭйрБриджКарго»
AirBridge Cargo logo.png
Founded 1993
Fleet size 6 (+9 orders)
Destinations 8
Parent company Volga-Dnepr (100%)
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Key people

AirBridgeCargo Airlines, LLC (Russian: ООО «Авиакомпания «ЭйрБриджКарго») is a cargo airline and subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr Airlines based in Moscow, Russia. It operates scheduled cargo services on routes between Asia and Europe, all via Russia. Its main base is Sheremetyevo International Airport, with a hub at Domodedovo International Airport, both in Moscow.[1]



The airline was established in 1993 and started operations on 1 April 2004. It was established by charter freight specialist Volga-Dnepr Group as its scheduled freight arm.[1] April 2004 saw the delivery of one of two Boeing 747-200F freighters being acquired from Alitalia. In May 2004 it started commercial operation on routes from Luxembourg to Beijing and Luxembourg to Shanghai via Moscow and Novosibirsk.The second Boeing 747-200 commenced scheduled services in October 2004. Airbridge Cargo began services to Nagoya and Hong Kong after it got its third Boeing 747F in 2005.[1]. AirBridge Cargo also intend to lease Ilyushin Il-76 and Tupolev Tu-204 aircraft for regional feed services from hubs in Moscow and Krasnoyarsk.

In November 2006 AirBridge Cargo received its own air operator's certificate.[1]


Boeing 747-200F of AirBridge Cargo

AirBridge Cargo operates scheduled cargo services from Frankfurt,Tallinn, Amsterdam, Maastricht and Luxembourg via Moscow and Krasnoyarsk, to Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Nagoya (Centrair)[2]. It also operates domestic services between Moscow and Saint Petersburg and between Krasnoyarsk and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.[1]

In late 2005 AirBridge Cargo launched a three times weekly freight service between Amsterdam and Moscow, largely to transport flowers from the Netherlands into Russia. The route would be expanded with the acquisition of third Boeing 747[3]

Starting in February 2008, the cargo airline will begin the first direct cargo operations between Russian and the United States. They will fly to Houston, Texas via Montreal, Canada.[4]

AirBridge Cargo also flies scheduled flights from Moscow Shermyetevo/Domodedovo/Saint Petersburg Pulkovo International Airport to Seoul Incheon International Airport

In October 2008, the airline announced they will be replacing one flight from and to Amsterdam with a flight to Maastricht/Aachen as of October 9.


Boeing 747-200F

The AirBridgeCargo Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of September 2008):

On order: 5 Boeing 747-8F

As of August 2008:[5] On order: 0 Ilyushin Il-96-400T

Five Boeing 747-8 Freighters have been ordered, with purchase rights taken for a further five aircraft. Delivery of the new aircraft will start in 2009 at the rate of one a year.[6]

External links


  1. ^ a b c d e "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International: p. 69. 2007-04-03.  
  2. ^ AirBridgeCargo Airlines Winter 2007 Schedule browsed on 2008-02-09.
  3. ^ Airliner World October 2005
  4. ^ Russian carrier flies 747-400ER
  5. ^ Flight International, 3-9 October 2006
  6. ^ Flight International 20-26 March 2007


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