Saturday, July 01, 2006

Frankfurt - Mumbai Aeroflot Cargo service in the offing

Russian carrier Aeroflot Cargo might start services from Frankfurt-Hahn to Mumbai, India. “India is a fast growing market where we are eager to get a foot into the door,” says Oleg Korolev, regional cargo manager Europe.
In other respect Hahn is of high importance for Aeroflot Cargo, mainly because the airport’s fees are half of the charges that neighbouring Frankfurt imposes. Furthermore, there are no night flight restrictions, “which enables us to keep our aircraft as much as possible in the air,” says Korolev. This lifts the average utilisation of the DC-10F fleet to 12 flight hours per day, “which we are more than satisfied with.”
According to Korolev, Aeroflot Cargo presently has a 72 percent market share between Germany and Russia of all air freight, including the belly-hold share of its passenger flights.
01/07/06 Heiner Siegmund/Payload Asia/Airsider, Switzerland