AirBridgeCargo expanded its South East Asian coverage with the introduction of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, which brings total number of destinations in this part of the world to eleven.
The new freighter service to Cambodian’s capital will be operated on a weekly basis en-route – Moscow (SVO) – Singapore – Phnom Penh, – with further return to Sheremetyevo international airport, which will give AirBridgeCargo’s customers access to more than 600 weekly destinations via Moscow Sheremetyevo hub and guarantees seamless connection with high level of service provided. The route will accommodate trade lanes from Cambodia to Europe and United States, as well as complement existing Singapore flight.
“Against the backdrop of China’s slowing export growth, the Cambodian market looks appealing with double-digit growth in 2015 and ambitious airport development plans. By setting our footprint in this country not only do we open new destinations for our customers, but also strengthen our position in South East Asia – the main driver of the world trade. We strongly believe that customers with export flows of fashion textile and garments will benefit the most from new service and will continue pushing our services in Cambodia setting new business relationships and supporting existing ones. Furthermore our current services in and out of Singapore are in healthy demand so capacity expansion there strengthens our position”, said Robert van de Weg, AirBridgeCargo Senior Vice-President, Marketing & Sales.
AirBridgeCargo will operate the new flight with its Boeing 747 freighter aircraft, thus bringing more than 100 tons of cargo capacity to the market, with special freighter-only features of nose loading for outsize cargo and expertize for special cargo transportation.
At the moment the carrier’s network in Asia covers China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Vietnam, operating more than 60 weekly flights from its online stations in Asia with further connections to Europe and the United States, both via the airline’s hub in Moscow and directly.