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AirBridgeCargo Airlines adds another Boeing 747-400ERF

November 30 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), the scheduled cargo subsidiary of the Volga-Dnepr Group has added another Boeing 747-400ER Freighter to its current fleet.

The new aircraft brings to four the total number of extended range Boeing 747-400s in the ABC fleet. It also operates one Boeing 747-300 and two B747-200 cargo aircraft.

The additional aircraft will enable ABC to follow its strategy of fleet and network expansion with further development and improvement of hub operations at Moscow's Sheremetyevo international airport and the provision of improved services for its customers.

In the first 10 months of 2009, ABC transported 124,835 tonnes of cargo, a 14 0ncrease over the same period of 2008.

Tatyana Arslanova, ABC's executive senior vice president, Strategy, Marketing and Sales, said: "The fact we have taken this additional aircraft reflects ABC's commitment to its consistent strategy which includes unification and modernisation of its fleet, development of our route network and building of long-term relationships with our customers.

"The continued realisation of our plan has enabled AirBridgeCargo to achieve growth and increase the company's performance, even in such challenging economic circumstances as the industry has experienced in 2009."

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