September 30 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is increasing its Boeing 747 freighter flights linking Tokyo and Seoul with Moscow.

Starting from October 1, ABC will increase its scheduled flights from Moscow to Tokyo's Narita Airport and the onward connection to Seoul, Korea, to three services a week. ABC's flights to Tokyo and Seoul's Incheon International Airport will operate every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

"Asia-Pacific as a whole is vital for the Volga-Dnepr Group with three of the world's top five economies located in the region. We see fundamental changes in the region, with the constantly growing importance and influence of Asian economies, as well as increasing intra-Asian trade and fast-growing consumer demand," said Volga-Dnepr Group's vice president for Japan and South Korea, Anton Khodakovsky.

Over the last eight months, ABC's tonnage from Japan and Korea has grown by 40 percent, with a total of 6,810 tonnes of cargo being transported out of the two countries.