AirBridgeCargo has added Atlanta to its North American route network with the launch of twice-weekly flights.
The new Boeing 747 freighter services, which commenced November 20, operate on Fridays and Sundays and connect Hong Kong and the U.S. to Atlanta via Los Angeles, maximizing cargo connections to the growing U.S. market for ABC’s customers in Hong Kong and other Southeast Asia gateways such as Hanoi and Singapore. This latest new route will also improve the airline’s offering to the European market for its North American clients.
At present, AirBridgeCargo provides scheduled all-cargo services to and from Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and now, Atlanta with onward connections to Europe and further to the airline’s online stations in Russia and Asia.
“With these new Atlanta flights, ABC continues to improve its offering on Asia-U.S. lanes following the successful launch of Los Angeles earlier this year. During the first 10 months of 2015, we have doubled our volumes on China-U.S. routes. To provide our customers with better quality of service and to ensure their expectations are met quickly and efficiently, the addition of Atlanta to our network infrastructure means customers can enjoy local support here too,” said Robert van de Weg, ABC’s Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing.
“We are delighted that AirBridgeCargo has chosen Atlanta and the world’s busiest and most efficient airport to further develop its business in the United States,” said Miguel Southwell, Aviation General Manager, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. “Growing air cargo is a top priority and is a critical factor in Atlanta’s logistics growth. ABC’s decision to launch its flights to Hartsfield-Jackson will increase our airport’s prominence as one of the main cargo hubs in North America. At the same time, it will provide shippers even greater connectivity to key markets throughout the world.”
The USA is one of the world’s biggest cargo markets and a main focus for AirBridgeCargo. The airline has been actively developing its presence in the country-region since it launched Chicago flights back in 2011. Since then, ABC has increased its network to include Dallas, Los Angeles and now Atlanta, and achieved a compound growth rate in tonnage to/from USA of 36% and annual volumes to/from the USA of over 56,000 tonnes.