September 03, 2015: AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has begun a twice-weekly B747 freighter service to Singapore from Moscow. The flights will operate on Thursdays and Sundays and offer onward connections to Hong Kong and the rest of ABC's global route network.
The airline said the addition of Singapore, its ninth Asian destination, now provides customers with over 500 weekly delivery solutions from the region, all with a delivery time of below 48 hours including handling procedures.
Robert van de Weg, ABC's Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, said: "With the addition of this route, ABC is continuing its strategy to provide customers with better access to point-to-point deliveries within its global route network."
Changi Airport Group (CAG) assistant vice president for Cargo & Logistics Development, James Fong, added: "This new service by AirBridgeCargo marks a significant milestone for Changi Airport as it opens up new cargo opportunities between Singapore and Russia. Logistics players, who were previously limited by capacity constraints between Singapore and Russia, now have a direct option to transport large freight shipments as well as general cargoes between the two countries. The enhanced air connectivity will foster further trade between both countries which is already growing steadily."
In the first half of 2015, cargo throughput at Changi Airport reached 912,300 tonnes - of which 1,034 tonnes was handled between Singapore and Russia. Between 2010 and 2014, air cargo volumes on rhe route grew by an average 16 percent annually.