Volga-Dnepr Group and strategic partner CargoLogicAir signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on strategic cooperation with Liege Airport at the Farnborough International Airshow today.
The aim is of the MOU is to strengthen their positions in the European market through the development of a regional hub and to enhance freighter capacity.
As part of the MOU, sometime in the next three to five years, the three will cooperate to establish a regional freighter hub for Volga and CargoLogicAir, to operate up to 30 freighter flights a week.
Liege Airport for its part, will support all the flights with maintenance facilities and provide both with sufficient ground handling, warehousing and office areas for smooth coordination and operation of freighter flights.
Volga-Dnepr Group president Alexey Isaykin said: “I wish to thank Liege Airport for their enthusiasm and teamwork. This has helped us to reach this agreement so quickly, and will create new opportunities for our customers worldwide by guaranteeing moresmooth, seamless, and efficient delivery options.”
CargoLogicAir chief executive officer, David Kerr said: “The development of a European hub in Liege will support our existing network, boost our cargo services, covering major catchment areas of Europe for the convenience of our customers.
“We will be able to guarantee high-end services based on reliable partnership with Liege airport, which is not only one of the most cargo-friendly airports, but also shows significant steps of development in air cargo handling – the area of paramount importance for carriers which aim for quality, speed, and safety. ”
Liege Airport chief executive Luc Partoune added that the airport is looking forward to growing the cooperation with all members of the Volga-Dnepr Group and CargoLogicAir.
The Volga-Dnepr Group and strategic partner CargoLogicAir signed a deal with Boeing at Farnborough this week for more freighters.