Volga-Dnepr Group, one of the leading groups of air cargo carriers worldwide, together with its partner, London-based CargoLogicAir, continues to expand its partnership with Cainiao to meet the demand for e-commerce shipments.On July 14, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of Volga-Dnepr Group, operated its first flight for Cainiao from Hong Kong (China) to Madrid (Spain), while also providing capacity on the way back from Spain.
ABC??s Boeing 747 freighter carried over 100 tonnes of parcels, all of which contained high-tech products and consumer goods exporting from the sellers on AliExpress e-commerce platform.
Starting from weekly frequency, the flights will be gradually increased till three in August. Apart from that, the flight will be operated via Liege from where the parcels will be distributed all over Europe.
The whole process from China to Europe are kept within 10 days. Madrid will complement existing ABC Northern destinations in Spain, Zaragoza, while offering options to deliver to Southern and Central Spain from the Hong Kong catchment area.
'Since 2018, we have been closely working with Cainiao Network to develop fast, flexible, and cost-efficient solutions. Starting from An-124-100, we have then begun operating other freighters within the group for Cainiao to guarantee a greater choice and convenience through our CargoSupermarket concept,' said Volga-Dnepr chief operating officer Tatyana Arslanova.
Said Cainiao export chief William Xion: 'Cainiao has been working with partners globally to raise logistics efficiency and optimise user experience. This year, Cainiao plans to launch 1,260 chartered flights to safeguard cross-border logistics and help Chinese merchants sell globally.'