Air, Freight News

ABC Airlines increases frequency to LCK; reinforces position in USA

[ April 10, 2019   //   ]

A year after entering the Columbus market, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is expanding its scheduled freighter operations at Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) to twice-weekly frequency, thus doubling its air freight solutions for its customers in Ohio.
The carrier introduced Columbus into its global network in April 2018 and so far has seen stable demand to/from Rickenbacker International Airport, accommodating trade flows and offering main deck capacity on board its fleet of B747 freighters.
“We feel that our weekly operations to/from Columbus greatly benefit our customers as we operate to this cargo-friendly airport, providing dedicated, high quality services and leveraging the export/import volumes of the region. In 2018 our volumes tipped over 5,000 tonnes to/from LCK and we feel confident that our performance and customer feedback means our second weekly flight will also be well supported,” said Sergey Lazarev, General Director for ABC Airlines.
The airline is planning to introduce its second scheduled weekly rotation in April 2019, complementing its existing Thursday flights in Columbus and offering its customers wider connectivity options.
“AirBridgeCargo’s expansion is further proof that Rickenbacker is the industry’s new global gateway,” said Joseph Nardone, President & CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, which operates Rickenbacker. “By moving imports and exports through Rickenbacker, businesses can
eliminate hours and costs from their supply chain, creating better efficiencies and higher profits.”