AirBridgeCargo Airlines has grown its Asian footprint with the introduction of Dhaka to its international network.

The carrier will offer customers twice-weekly frequencies to the capital of Bangladesh to accommodate export flows, which have seen westbound volumes grow robustly in recent years.

Dhaka becomes the fourteenth destination in ABC’s Asian network. The flight will be operated in conjunction with AirBridgeCargo’s Shanghai, China, service and will give customers a vast choice of international connections over its Moscow cargo hub.

“We have been reviewing the possibility of Bangladesh coverage for the last couple of years. The country’s emerging volumes tipped over 25% growth last year as the number of manufacturers based in this country increased,” highlighted Sergey Lazarev, General Director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines, of the growth in export traffic from the region.

“With the lion’s share of cargo being Europe and US bound, we will be able to leverage these flows, offering our customers solutions for various types of freight, including those with special handling requirements – including temperature-sensitive products, oversized and heavy shipments, live animals, e-commerce and others,” Lazarev continued. “Our flights will also guarantee B747F capacity for import flows to support Bangladeshi industries. On top of this, we will make sure that the quality of our service in Bangladesh is on a par with the rest of our global network.”