AirBridgeCargo Airlines adds Atlanta to North American route network

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of Volga-Dnepr Group, has added Atlanta to its North American route network with the launch of twice weekly flights.

The new Boeing 747 freighter services, which commenced November 20th, is intended to operate on Fridays and Sundays and is expected to connect Hong Kong and Atlanta, US via Los Angeles.

At present, AirBridgeCargo provides scheduled all-cargo services to and from the US including Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and now, Atlanta with onward connections to Europe and further to the airline’s stations in Russia and Asia.

Robert van de Weg, ABC’s Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing said, “With these new Atlanta flights, ABC continues to improve its offering on Asia-U.S. lanes following the successful launch of Los Angeles earlier this year. During the first 10 months of 2015, we have doubled our volumes on China-U.S. routes. To provide our customers with better quality of service and to ensure their expectations are met quickly and efficiently, the addition of Atlanta to our network infrastructure means customers can enjoy local support here too.”

According to the announcement, the US is a main focus for AirBridgeCargo. The airline has been actively developing its presence in the US since it launched its Chicago flights back in 2011. Since then, ABC has increased its network to include Dallas, Los Angeles, and now Atlanta, and achieved a compound growth rate in tonnage to/from the US of 36% and annual volumes to/from the USA of over 56,000 tonnes.