AirBridgeCargo to add more seafood capacity from Oslo Airport

posted on 27th May 2019 by Justin Burns
AirBridgeCargo to add more seafood capacity from Oslo Airport

AirBridgeCargo Airlines is to add more seafood capacity from Oslo Airport as from tomorrow (28 May) it will start a third weekly flight.

The new departure will be tailor made for the seafood export from Norway to Seoul and South Korea via Moscow in Russia.

The route will be operated with a Boeing 747-8F. The new departure will be operated on Tuesdays and will be in addition to the airlines existing Tuesday and Friday departures from Oslo Airport.

With the added capacity, AirBridgeCargo will be able to offer the market close to 230 tonnes of seafood capacity from Oslo Airport on Tuesdays.

“AirBridgeCargo is an important part of our aim to facilitate more capacity for the Norwegian seafood industry to our largest trading partners in Asia,” said Martin Langaas, director of cargo at Avinor.

“Freighter routes are boosting the competitiveness of Norwegian Seafood and provide efficient access to our biggest markets in Asia.”

In 2018, AirBridgeCargo lifted seafood out of Norway to an estimated export value of approx. half a billion NOK on its two weekly freighter departures from Oslo Airport.

“With the new departure, capacity is estimated to increase by another quarter billion NOK in annual export value,” said Langaas.