7 hour airfreight solution beats 20 day sea journey
Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Kintetsu World Express France (KWE) recently carried out a charter flight from Paris Vatry airport to Dammam (Saudi Arabia). The cargo consisted of an 11,000 hp motorised Alstom pump.
The 40 t pump, measuring 651 x 274 x 311 cm, was transported onboard one of Volga-Dnepr’s AN-124-100 ramp aircraft just seven days after the initial charter request was received from the customer.
Ekaterina Andreeva, Volga-Dnepr's deputy commercial director: "This transport service showcases the benefits of airfreight solutions over other logistics modes, as we were able to deliver this essential spare part back to Saudi Arabia faster than other transport companies. The whole delivery took 6 hours and 45 minutes whereas the customer would have had to wait 20+ days with seafreight transport." (ah)