AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and Intradco Global have delivered 200 breeding cattle onboard a charter flight from Amsterdam to Yuzhno Sakhalinsk in Russia.
The heifers made their journey onboard one of ABC’s latest generation Boeing 747-8 Freighters in a carefully-maintained temperature environment to ensure their comfort and well-being.
Their safe arrival in Russia was warmly greeted by the region’s farming community and will help to further develop the agricultural and farming industry in the Far East of the country.
The cows, each weighing some 500 kgs, will populate farms across the region.
Intradco Global’s project manager, Tom Lamb said: “This represents one of the largest single shipments of dairy cattle Intradco Global has ever coordinated. We would like to thank AirBridgeCargo for their expertise in operating the charter.
“Like human passengers, animals are now getting a quieter and smoother flight experience thanks to the availability of new-generation freighters like ABC’s Boeing 747-8F fleet. This means our customers have more choices than ever for international shipments.”
ABC’s general director, Sergey Lazarev added that so far in 2018, the airline has safely delivered various breeds of cattle weighing more than 450 tonnes to the Russian Far East onboard four charter flights.
In the first 10 months of 2018, ABC has transported approximately 2,000 tonnes of live animal cargoes, an increase of 35 per cent on the same period of 2017.