On February 4th AirBridgeCargo Airlines, the largest Russian cargo carrier and part of Volga-Dnepr Group, completed the first of a series of charter flights from Frankfurt to Sochi. The Boeing 747-400 flight carried sports equipment.
Cargo transportation to the Russian regions is a very popular product within Volga-Dnepr Group’s ‘Cargo Supermarket’ service offering and, with regards to Sochi the airline expects increasing demand for the transportation of heavy and oversized cargo.
The new service will primarily cater for the needs of companies engaged in the construction of various sports and infrastructure projects in Sochi, ensuring the timely and safe delivery of sports equipment and materials. It will also provide all other customers of AirBridgeCargo with a direct uplift solution for general cargo to this dynamically developing region of the Russian Federation.
This is not the first time that Volga Dnepr Group has been involved in supporting major sports events in Russia and around the world. In 2007, Volga Dnepr delivered an ice skating rink to Guatemala and in 2012, transported equipment for participants of the Biathlon World Cup 2011/2012. Last year, for the fourth year in a row, Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ aviation expertise in Russia was called into action to support the air unit participating in the Silk Way Rally 2012.