September 4 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has commenced a twice-weekly direct B747 freighter service to Singapore's Changi Airport from Moscow.

The flights will operate on Thursdays and Sundays and offer onward connections to Hong Kong and the rest of ABC's global route network.

"Singapore, via ABC's Moscow hub, will be directly connected to gateways like Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Milan without trucking," said ABC's senior vice president of sales and marketing, Robert van de Weg. "Asia is a vitally important market for ABC and we look forward to further growth in this dynamic region."

Changi Airport Group (CAG) assistant vice president for cargo and logistics development, James Fong, added: "Logistics players, who were previously limited by capacity constraints between Singapore and Russia, now have a direct option to transport large freight shipments as well as general cargoes between the two countries."