First 747-8 Freighter for AirBridgeCargo

Boeing delivered the first Boeing 747-8 Freighter for AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of Volga-Dnepr Group. This 747-8F (VQ-BLQ) is the first of five new planes for the airline. AirBridge Cargo also has options for additional five airplanes.

“The introduction of the Boeing 747-8F represents a huge commitment to our customers since we are investing in state of the art equipment to further expand our network,” said Tatyana Arslanova, executive president of AirBridgeCargo Airlines. “We have a firm belief that our established and new customers will greatly benefit from the additional features the airplane will provide such as enhanced payload. With the introduction of the Boeing 747-8F, we’ll have the youngest freighter fleet in the industry while maintaining the highest standards of environmental compliance.”

First AirBridgeCargo Boeing 747-8F

“ABC is a valued customer of Boeing that has built a very successful cargo business with the help of 11 747 Freighters and we’re confident ABC will maintain its impressive rate of growth, supported by the new fleet of Boeing 747-8 Freighters,” said Marty Bentrott, vice president of Sales for Russia, Central Asia and Middle East, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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