Volga-Dnepr Group’s (the Group) delegates have visited Kitakyushu City Government (Japan) to discuss further steps of cooperation under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which was signed last year between the Group and Kitakyushu City Government/Fukuoka Prefectural Government.
The MoU embraces activities of both parties aimed at the development of the air cargo ecosystem utilizing Kitakyushu Airport which is a 24-hour offshore airport and one of the few airports in Japan with sea and air transport facilities.
With Volga-Dnepr operating fleet of unique wide-body freighters, An-124-100/150, Boeing 747F and Boeing 777F, Kitakyushu Airport reviews the possibility to extend the existing runway to 3,000 m to stimulate the growth of the air cargo operations.
Dmitry Vorontsov, Volga-Dnepr Group’s Director for APAC development, highlights: ‘Within Volga-Dnepr Group we strongly believe that cooperation with like-minded and cargo-friendly airports opens possibilities for further expansion, creates favourable conditions for local freight forwarding communities and enables uninterrupted supply chains for international manufacturers based in proximity.
“We feel honoured to be working with the Kitakyushu City Government on the development of Kitakyushu Airport sharing our knowledge and expertise for enhancement of the airport cargo infrastructure.
“Realization of our joint effort will allow us to cover the major part of Japan and include Fukuoka Prefectural into our scheduled network, as well as operate charter flights and programs”.