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Record pharma flight for ABC

Russian carrier AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has carried a record 19 va-Q-tainers XLx on a single flight for Biotech & Pharma Logistics.

The passive containers, weighing around 15 tonnes in total, were delivered to Frankfurt ready to ‘load and go’ onboard one of ABC’s Boeing 747-8F services to their final destination at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport.

Fedor Novikov, global director, pharma for ABC, said: “This is the first time AirBridgeCargo has provided a logistics solution for so many passive containers on a single flight and we are delighted that the delivery was achieved so smoothly, seamlessly, and, most importantly, in compliance with our customer’s expectations and requirements."

Will Staddon, global partner manager at va-Q-tec, said: “Without our partners, it would not be possible to deliver such volumes at short notice and with such high quality. ABC’s extensive fleet and network offer us great opportunities into the Russian market and beyond.”

Said a spokesperson for the airlines: "ABC is continuing to enhance its abc Pharma product offering, which saw volumes rise by 80% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2018."

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