AirBridgeCargo Airlines is ramping up its footprint in Asia with the introduction of Dhaka (DAC) to its global network. The company will offer customers twice-weekly frequencies to the capital of Bangladesh to accommodate the country’s emerging export flows, which have seen westbound volumes grow robustly in recent years.
Dhaka becomes the 14th destination in ABC’s Asian network and extends the airline’s ability to guarantee fast and seamless cargo deliveries to Europe, Russia, and the US, the carrier says. The flight will be operated in conjunction with AirBridgeCargo’s Shanghai (PVG) service and will give customers a range of international connections over its Moscow cargo hub.
“We have been reviewing the possibility of Bangladesh coverage for the last couple of years,” highlights Sergey Lazarev, general director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines. “The country’s emerging volumes tipped over 25 per cent growth last year as the number of manufacturers based in this country increased.
“This fact makes us feel confident that our operations will be appreciated by customers, especially by those with garments and apparel commodities, which constitute the major part of traffic from Bangladesh,” Lazarev adds.
“With the lion’s share of cargo being Europe- and US- bound, we will be able to leverage these flows, offering our customers solutions for various types of freight, including those with special handling requirements – including temperature-sensitive products, oversized and heavy shipments, live animals, e-commerce and others,” he adds.
“Our flights will also guarantee B747F capacity for import flows to support Bangladeshi industries. On top of this, we will make sure that the quality of our service in Bangladesh is on a par with the rest of our global network.”
AirBridgeCargo is continuing to develop its Asian network by analysing routes which will most benefit its customers. In 2018, it added Ho Chi Minh and Shenzhen and offered its special abc e-com, abc valuable and abc general products to meet the demand for hi-tech, e-commerce and garments goods.
ABC has also reinforced its abc pharma product through an MoU with Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL), which was signed in June 2018 to boost time and temperature-sensitive products and increase the airline’s overall quality performance.