October 16 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has celebrated the delivery of its sixth new Boeing 747-8 freighter.

"It is our sixth Boeing 747-8 freighter and ABC has already experienced the outstanding payload and operating economics of the 747-8 family," said Denis Ilin, executive president of ABC. "We are really excited to celebrate this most recent addition to our fleet of Boeing 747s."

With delivery of the new aircraft, ABC continues to follow its long-term fleet modernisation strategy. The new capacity will be used on ABC's existing route network linking Europe, Asia and the United States via the airline's hub in Moscow. Effective October 17, the new aircraft will join the ABC's weekly schedule, just on time to provide the market and customers with additional capacity during the upcoming cargo season.