May 24 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines has extended its delivery network in Russia with the launch of a new weekly flight from Amsterdam to Yekaterinburg and a direct service from Frankfurt to Moscow's Domodedovo Airport.

Following the creation and development of its Moscow Sheremetyevo hub, the airline is now starting to develop new destinations in Russia.

At the heart of main transport roads, Yekaterinburg is at the centre of key routes from Central Russia to Siberia, and adjacent to the Trans-Siberia railway.

The new route enables AirBridgeCargo to offer solutions not only to Yekaterinburg but also to destinations such as Tyumen, Nizhnevartovsk, Surgut, Nefteyugansk and South of Ural (Chelyabinsk) using road feeder services.

From Yekaterinburg, cargo can be delivered to Hong Kong and other Asian destinations within the airline's current network.

AirBridgeCargo wll initially serve the Russian city with a weekly B747F scheduled charter flight from Amsterdam Schiphol.

The launch of the new Domodedovo freighter service from Germany on May 30th will mark the start of a weekly B747F flight every Sunday. AirBridgeCargo will offer the only freighter connection between Frankfurt and Domodedovo, having previously served the Moscow airport from other points in Europe.