AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has opened more opportunities for its European customers from Munich to Asia via its hub in Moscow, connecting this alpha-world city with 12 destinations in 6 Asian countries within a 48-hour cargo delivery time, including cargo handling. The service will be operated by one of ABC’s 18 Boeing 747 freighters, with more than 100 tonnes of cargo capacity to accommodate export consignments. “The decision to introduce an additional flight aims to capture increasing export traffic from Southern Germany, which continues to be a major industrial area in Europe and the surrounding areas as well. Segment-wise, we expect that customers from the automotive sector will particularly benefit from this service and appreciate the wider choice of flights we are ready to offer. So far in 2017, we have witnessed stable demand with more than 1,000 tons of automotive and different industrial consignments from and to Munich,” highlighted Andrey Andreev, Vice-President Europe of AirBridgeCargo Airlines. Apart from export shipments, AirBridgeCargo intends to bolster import volumes to Europe via Munich, focusing on the provision of smooth trucking operations across Europe in close cooperation with its trucking partners from the Bavarian capital. This will enable ABC to guarantee a faster and better inland service, which is of high importance to its customers. “We are optimizing our route network in Europe and worldwide based on the market sentiments and customer demands. ABC continues to structure relations with cargo-friendly airports with the highest technical capabilities, which offer fast, flexible and cost-effective services on a 24/7 basis to the best interests of our customers. There is no doubt that Munich is ideally positioned to play this role,” pointed out Sergey Lazarev, General Director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines. "We are delighted to have AirBridgeCargo among our airport carriers and see their successful development and growth coupled with the increase of cargo turnover in our airport. For the first 8 months of 2017, Munich airport has seen an 8% increase YOY which is an optimistic sign for our customers in Bavaria and a driver for further development,” stated Dr. Michael Kerkloh, President and Chief Executive Officer of Munich Airport (FMG). At the moment, AirBridgeCargo covers 11 cargo destinations in Europe; Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Paris, Munich, London, Zaragoza, Basel, Milan, Leipzig and Oslo.