AirBridgeCargo Increases Singapore Services - Global Trade Magazine
  April 13th, 2016 | Written by

AirBridgeCargo Increases Singapore Services

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  • AirBridgeCargo Airlines is increasing its flight to Singapore to satisfy growing customer demand.
  • ABC exec: We see rising demand for dedicated cargo services to Singapore from Europe and the U.S.
  • Changi Airport exec: Capacity growth provides more cargo options between Singapore and Russia, Europe, and the US.

AirBridgeCargo Airlines is increasing its support of the Singapore market with the addition of a third weekly Boeing 747 freighter operation. The new service began April 1.

The new Friday frequency is to satisfy growing customer demand and will offer onward connections to Hong Kong and to points across ABC’s global route network. The airline launched twice-weekly services to and from Singapore in September 2015 with flights every Thursday and Sunday.

“Since the very start of our services, we have witnessed strong demand from our customers on routes to and from Singapore, more than 1,200 tons of cargo monthly,” said Robert van de Weg, ABC’s senior vice president for sales and marketing. “We particularly see rising demand for ABC’s dedicated cargo services to Singapore from Europe and the U.S.”

“This growth in capacity will provide more cargo options between Singapore and Russia, as well as beyond to Europe and the United States,” added Lim Ching Kiat, Changi Airport Group‘s senior vice president for market development. “Going forward, we will continue to work with AirBridgeCargo to pursue growth opportunities at Changi.”

Singapore, via AirBridgeCargo’s Moscow hub, is directly connected to major European cargo gateways including Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam and Milan as well as to the prime U.S. freight markets served by ABC’s international route network. This enables the airline to attract freight flows from all points in Europe and the U.S. to Singapore.

Asia is a vitally-important market for AirBridgeCargo, which commenced Boeing 747 freighter services in the region in 2004. Last year, the airline increased its volumes to and from Asia by 25 percent and it is actively looking for further expansion in this dynamic region by developing niche markets with growing cargo flows.