Boeing 747-400 Arrives in Vladivostok Airport from Amsterdam
A Boeing 747-400F landed in Vladivostok International Airport (JSC “Vladivostok International Airport”) on July 07, 2015: the freight carrier of Air Bridge Cargo air company delivered 165 cows from Amsterdam to Primorye. It is the fifth international flight of Air Bridge Cargo company to Vladivostok performed by a Boeing-747.
The flight was long: the plane was in the air for more than eight hours. The delivered foreign cattle were examined by veterinary inspection employees. Health condition of the spotty cows is satisfactory; all of them endured the flight well. After cages with the cows were discharged, they were delivered to the territory of a new cargo terminal where motor vehicles specially equipped for transporting cattle were waiting. From the airport the cows were carried to their new place of residence in Borisovka village of the Ussuriysky district.
We would like to remind that the Vladivostok airport acquired experience of handling Boeing – 747 planes of Air Bridge Cargo company in 2014 when 600 dairy cows of special breed were delivered by four non-stop charter flights from Holland to Vladivostok. In addition, one of these flights was performed by the Boeing 747-8F freight carrier which landed in Vladivostok for the first time.
It is habitual for the Vladivostok airport to handle Boeing-747 of previous series. Passenger variants of such planes are used by Transaero on the Moscow route and by Korean Airlines on the Seoul one; also, Boeing 747-400F planes perform refueling landings here.
JSC “Vladivostok International Airport” handled about 20 cargo flights of the following air carriers: Volga-Dnepr Airlines, AirBridgeCargo, Aviacon Zitotrans, certain flights of Transaero, KrasAvia and Kosmos, as well as aircraft of the 224 flying squad.
The Vladivostok International Airport works towards attracting new cargo carriers for carrying out regular transportation. Nowadays, JSC “Vladivostok International Airport” ranks the fifth in terms of flow of cargo among all Russian airports. Its geographical location creates opportunities for planes to land here flying from Southeast and Central Asia to the western coast of the North America.
JSC “Vladivostok International Airport” has completed its work on obtaining permit to receive the newest cargo version of Boeing 747-8F and considers this permit to contribute to cargo carriage development much. The expectations and efforts made to develop cargo carriage are also supported by the prospects that development of the Vladivostok free port will be begun at the end of 2015, the Vladivostok International Airport becoming its part.