The 1000th flight landed at Riga International Airport on the 29th of September bringing over 20 tons of e-commerce shipments from China aboard Boeing 737-800BCF and being heartily welcome by the airport team. To celebrate the occasion, the company has taken this opportunity to meet in person with the top management of the airport and discuss potential cooperation and upscaling of cargo operations.
Vasiliy Zhukov, Sales Director of ATRAN Airlines, comments: “Since 2019 we have been leveraging stable cargo flows between China and Latvia enhancing cross-border logistics service for merchants, brands and consumers at both ends. Even amid the pandemic we continued supporting our customers delivering much-needed cargo to Latvia and beyond, improving our service quality and increasing total cargo carried thanks to fleet enlargement. In September we surpassed the mark of 1,500 tons delivered to/from Riga and we will keep on optimizing the connection between retailers and customers for fast and flexible delivery”.
Artūrs Saveļjevs, Member of the Board of Riga Airport: “Cooperation with ATRAN Airlines is very important to us – direct regular e-commerce cargo flights from China to Latvia were launched with these cargo flights, which significantly reduces delivery times. Cooperation with ATRAN is a significant contribution to the volume of cargo handled at the Airport and allows us to offer our customers stable cargo logistics chains even during the global pandemic.”
Mārcis Vilcāns, Chairman of the Board of Latvijas Pasts, points out: “The long-term cooperation strategy proactively initiated by Latvijas Pasts has proven to be forward-looking and in line with the latest developments in the global market. The effect of attracting transit items is demonstrated by the constant increase in the number of items, which has a positive impact not only on the cargo flow of Latvijas Pasts and Riga International Airport, but also produces a substantial favourable influence on land freight transport. Eventually, the transit item project of Latvijas Pasts has steadily emphasised Riga as an important transfer point for Asian e-commerce cargo, as well as allowed Latvijas Pasts to grow and develop as a significant enterprise in the international logistics system.”
ATRAN Airlines offers its customers dedicated solutions for transportations of various types of cargo – general, e-commerce, dangerous goods, live animals and others. The company operates a fleet of Boeing 737 freighters and links the cities of China with Russia and Europe.
About ATRAN Airline
ATRAN Airline (ATRAN LLC) was founded in 1942 and is one of the oldest Russian air carriers. Since 2011, it has been part of the Volga-Dnepr Group of Companies.
ATRAN Airline provides scheduled express flight services onboard its up-to-date fleet of freighters consisting of Boeing 737-400SF and Boeing 737-800BCF. All the flights are operated in line with the current network and strict schedule, which enables the carrier to deliver cargo quickly and efficiently. Along with scheduled cargo operations, ATRAN offers its customers various cargo transportation services covering charter flights thus complementing the ‘Cargo supermarket’ concept within the Volga-Dnepr Group. Together with other carriers within the Group ATRAN Airlines offers logistics services, ranging from multimodal transportation schemes, design, manufacture and lease of special loading equipment, technical solutions for cargo handling and up to document processing.