AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of Volga-Dnepr Group and Russia’s largest cargo airline, has taken delivery of its third Boeing 747-8 Freighter from Boeing in Everett (USA). The aircraft made its first commercial flight on December 3rd on Seattle (USA) – Hong Kong (China) – Moscow/Sheremetyevo (Russia) route.
The new aircraft will be used on ABC’s existing route network linking Europe, Asia and the USA with AirBridgeCargo’s hubs in Moscow.
The third Boeing 747-8F delivery is the next AirBridgeCargo’s step in implementing fleet renewal strategy by replacing older aircrafts with new-generation cargo aircrafts.
On receipt of its third Boeing 747-8F the airline reduced its average fleet age to 4.1 years. AirBridgeCargo current fleet consists of 11 Boeing 747 aircrafts (five Boeing 747-400ERF, three Boeing 747-400F and three Boeing 747-8F).