The boss is nominated into TIACA’s hall of Fame and the daughters carry on moving ahead at an amazing pace.
This is the present picture being shown within the Volga-Dnepr Group.
Alexey Isaikin is inducted into The Hall of Fame
Many great aviation pioneers such as Martin Schroeder, Sir Peter Masefield and Jim Jackson, to name but a few, have moved into TIACA’s famous Hall of Fame during the past years.
Now it is the turn of the Russian aviation pioneer, Alexey Isaikin, to join his colleagues on the hall’s wall of fame.
Isaikin is founder and President of the Volga-Dnepr Group and which apart from running the heavy air transport carrier Volga-Dnepr also is full owner of AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and the newly created CargoLogicAir (CLA).
Volga-Dnepr and ABC have been making a name for themselves during the past decade.
The one (Volga) for their success in outsized and specialized cargo transport with a fleet of heavy lift Antonov 124 and Ilyushin IL-76 freighters.
The other, ABC, operates in the meantime a worldwide network of scheduled air cargo services with their fleet of Boeing 747-400Fs and B747-8F aircraft.
The TIACA Hall of Fame honours air cargo professionals who have played a deciding role in helping to shape and grow the industry.
Apart from being the successful top man of the Volga-Dnepr Group, Mr Isaikin is very active in public work to try and strengthen the prestige of the Russian civil aviation industry, both at home and abroad.
On hearing of his recognition, Mr Isaikin stated “this is a great honour and I am very pleased to be recognized alongside so many outstanding individuals who have played a key role in shaping the aviation industry.”
Alexey Isaikin will officially be inducted into the hall of Fame during the upcoming TIACA Executive Summit and Annual General Meeting to be held in Florida at the end of May.
AirBridgeCargo and CargoLogicAir keep moving ahead
Both carriers have in their own way been successful in continuing to move ahead despite a general worldwide downward trend in air cargo tonnages, revenues and yields during the past twelve months.
ABC, compared to other carriers, showed good figures for February of this year.
The cargo volume was up by 15 percent, which gives the Russian all cargo carrier an amazing 23 percent year-on-year result for the first two months of 2016.
CargoLogicAir, which is UK-based, got off to a good start by introducing services to Africa on an ACMI basis for AirBridgeCargo.
The carrier has now applied to the U.S. Department of Transport (DoT) for a so-called foreign air carrier permit to fly cargo between the USA and countries within the European Union (EU).
CargoLogicAir plans to receive their second B747 freighter in July and will have five of these aircraft in service by April 2018.
John Mc Donagh