For the former UK cargo airline, Air Bridge Carriers, see ASL Airlines Ireland.
AirBridgeCargo Airlines
Авиакомпания «ЭйрБриджКарго»
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2004
Fleet size 18
Destinations 16
Parent company Volga-Dnepr Group (100%)
Headquarters Moscow, Russia

AirBridgeCargo Airlines, LLC (Russian: ООО Авиакомпания «ЭйрБриджКарго», Aviakompanija «EjrBridžKargo») is the largest Russian cargo airline and part of Volga-Dnepr Group. It operates scheduled cargo services on routes between Russia, Asia, Europe and North America. All the flights are operated via Moscow hubs in Sheremetyevo International Airport, Domodedovo International Airport, and Vnukovo International Airport.


The airline was established in 2003 and started operations on 1 April 2004. It was established by charter freight specialist Volga-Dnepr Group as its scheduled freight arm.[1] April 2004 saw the delivery of one of two Boeing 747-200F freighters being acquired from Alitalia. In May 2004 it started commercial operation on routes from Luxembourg to Beijing and Luxembourg to Shanghai via Moscow and Novosibirsk.The second Boeing 747-200 commenced scheduled services in October 2004. Airbridge Cargo began services to Nagoya and Hong Kong after it got its third Boeing 747F in 2005.[1] + The company entered the scheduled cargo market in May 2004 when the first AirBridgeCargo branded Boeing 747 made its inaugural commercial flight. This milestone for the Group was the realization of two years or preliminary work to build the airlines’s fleet, network, management and personnel under its Russian Scheduled Cargo Operation Development Strategy.

In November 2006 AirBridge Cargo received its own air operator's certificate.[1]

The airline was several times recognized at the largest cargo carrier at Frankfurt airport (2009, 2010, 2011), and also was recognized by prizes as Schiphol Aviation Awards (2012).

In 2012 AirBridgeCargo was the first among Russian cargo airlines to start to operate crosspolar flights on the Hong Kong – Chicago route with stopover in Krasnoyarsk. Such routes allow savings on fuel and reduce flight time by 15% compared with flights routed via Sheremetyevo.

Corporate affairs

The head office is located in Building 4 of the Krylatsky Hills Business Park in Krylatskoye District, Western Administrative Okrug, Moscow, Russia.[2][3]


The scheduled route network covers three continents and includes 24 destinations in 11 countries. The airline performs scheduled flights from cities in Asia such as Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Zhengzhou, Chengdu, Tokyo, Seoul, to major European hubs such as Frankfurt or Amsterdam. The Airline currently serves Anchorage, Atlanta, Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Houston–Intercontinental in the United States. At present, the AirBridgeCargo route network in Europe includes Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Heathrow Airport, Zaragoza, Leipzig, Milan, Paris, Helsinki, Ekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Khabarovsk, Novosibirsk, and Luxembourg for maintenance of their aircraft. On 3 September 2015, the airline commenced operations to Singapore, making it the first dedicated freight link between Singapore and Moscow.[4] On 3rd November 2016, AirBridgeCargo launched a new route to Heathrow Airport.[5]


AirBridgeCargo Boeing 747-400F
AirBridgeCargo Boeing 747-8F

As of July 2016, the AirBridgeCargo fleet consists of 17 Boeing 747's and one Boeing 737-400 with an average age of 8.6 years:[6]

AirBridgeCargo Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders
Boeing 737-400SF 3
Boeing 747-400BCF 2
Boeing 747-400F 2
Boeing 747-400ERF 5
Boeing 747-8F 9 4
Total 21


  1. 1 2 3 "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 69.
  2. "Contact." AirBridgeCargo Airlines. Retrieved on 6 December 2010. "17 Krylatskaya Str., Bldg 4, Moscow, Russia, 121614." Address in Russian: "Центральный офис Россия, г. Москва, ул. Крылатская, д. 17 корп. 4 121614."
  3. "Intel Offices - Russia." Intel. Retrieved on 25 February 2012. "Moscow ZAO Intel A/O; Intel Corporation (UK) Ltd., Krylatsky Hills Business Park, 17 Krylatskaya Str., Bldg 4, Moscow 121614, Russia"
  4. "AirBridgeCargo Airlines debuts at Singapore Changi Airport with direct freighter flights from Moscow" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-08.
  5. "AIRBRIDGECARGO CONNECTS HEATHROW ITS GLOBAL NETWORK VIA MOSCOW". AirBridgeCargo. 2016-11-03. Retrieved 2016-11-03.
  6. "AirBridgeCargo". Retrieved 2016-07-04.

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