ATRAN Airlines (ATRAN), the Russian air express carrier within Volga-Dnepr Group (the Group), marks the end of September with the arrival of its 1000th flight to Riga, Latvia. 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”.
Artыrs Saveпjevs, 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.”
Mвrcis Vilcвns, 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 emphasized 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.