AirBridgeCargo is proudly celebrating its 10th anniversary of flights to/from Zhengzhou.
On 17 September 2010, ABC’s Boeing 747-400 took off from Zhengzhou International Airport on its flight to Moscow with further onwards connections to European gateways of the carrier. This was the milestone in developing comprehensive network coverage of Central China and the beginning of the long-term strategic partnership with the airport and Henan Province Government.
“Our stable and effective cooperation facilitated smooth navigation through the pandemic and, despite market fluctuations, formed the basis for our successful operations. The rapid development of this production center with vast industrial zones, technological clusters, coupled with special economic conditions, bolsters activity of export-oriented manufacturers and their cargo flows which we are ready to leverage,” noted Dmitry Vorontsov, group director, Asia & Pacific development, Volga-Dnepr Group.
“As the first foreign cargo airline to enter Zhengzhou Airport to carry out all-cargo business, ABC connected Zhengzhou with Amsterdam via Moscow in September 2010, and Zhengzhou with Chicago via Moscow in August 2012; the frequency of flights has been increased from the initial two flights to seven flights per week now. Zhengzhou Airport has become an important partner of ABC. During the ten years of cooperation, ABC and Henan Airport Group have had frequent interactions and multiple exchange visits, laying the foundation for the creation of a “Zhengzhou-Moscow” dual hub,” Kang Shengzhen, chairman of the board and general manager of Henan Airport Group, expressed in a statement.
During the past several years, ABC managed to achieve over 5 percent CAGR of tonnage to/from Zhengzhou, covering not only general cargo but offering its customers logistics solutions for specialty cargo, such as high-tech and growing e-commerce shipments, in cooperation with Zhengzhou International Airport.
Today, ABC is amongst the top 5 cargo carriers in the airport in terms of cargo volumes, taking 10 percent share and complementing the existing Chinese online stations of Wuhan, Beijing, Shanghai, Nanchang, Hong Kong and Shenzhen in the most effective manner. In 2011, the company set its own office in the airport guaranteeing stable communication with the local customers and efficient support.