Antonov Airlines

Antonov Airlines is a Ukrainian cargo airline that operates international charter services in the world of the oversized cargo market. They own the only completed Antonov An-225, the world’s largest operational cargo aircraft.

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ANTONOV AIRLINES DELIVERS AUTOMOTIVE PARTS FROM ASIA TO THE USA UNDER OPEN SKIES AGREEMENT


The Open Skies Agreement between Ukraine, where Antonov Airlines is headquartered, and the USA made a swift turnaround possible

Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday 13th April 2021: Antonov Airlines has safely transported 80 tonnes of automotive parts on a route from Indonesia and Vietnam to Ohio, USA to support increasing demand from vehicle manufacturers as plants across the States reopen.

The Open Skies Agreement between Ukraine and the USA, which promotes an increase in travel, trade, productivity, and economic growth between the two nations, meant Antonov Airlines was able to rapidly provide one of its AN-124-100’s to carry the cargo.

The AN-124-100 picked up 40 tonnes of parts in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and a further 40 tonnes in Hanoi, Vietnam.

“We have seen an increase in demand for automotive cargo, and a double pick-up is not usual in the day-to-day operations of the AN-124-100,” said Iryna Kyianytsia, Commercial Executive at Antonov Airlines.

“There were additional challenges ensuring compliance with COVID-19 restrictions in different nations, but thanks to well-organised work and communication with The Flight Lab Aviation Consulting LLC, which chartered the flights, the cargo was safely and successfully transported in full and on time.”

It took four days to complete the route with technical stops required in Japan and Alaska to accommodate crew rests and aircraft refuelling before reaching Ohio.

Aircraft crew received rapid COVID-19 tests during each rest window prior to receiving clearance to travel to the next technical stop airport.

“These flights were not your run-of-the-mill charters,” said Adam Green, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at The Flight Lab Aviation Consulting LLC.

“Due to the nature of the cargo and the double pick-up in two different countries, the planning had to be precise and executed perfectly.

“All the cargo was Just-In-Time, to support a large automotive manufacturer; with the help of the consignee V. Alexander in the USA, each flight went off without a hitch.”

There has been an increase in demand across the globe for automotive parts since the beginning of 2021 as vehicle manufacturing resumes after slowing in 2020.

Antonov Airlines operates seven AN-124-100s, as well as the unique AN-225 “Mriya”, the largest cargo aircraft in the world with a payload of 250 tonnes.

About Antonov Airlines

Antonov Airlines specialises in the transportation of outsized and project cargo worldwide using its fleet of seven AN-124-100 “Ruslan” aircraft with up to 150 tonnes payload, its 60-tonne payload AN-22, and its unique 250-tonne payload AN-225 “Mriya”, which is the largest aircraft in the world, as well as smaller AN-74 and AN-26 aircraft.

More than 30 years after launching as the first company to offer the AN-124-100 commercially, Antonov Airlines continues to deliver air cargo solutions across the aerospace, defence, energy, humanitarian, industrial, automotive, and oil and gas sectors.

Antonov Airlines is a division of Antonov Company, headquartered in Kyiv, Ukraine, and a Ukrainian state-owned enterprise, which designs, develops, produces, and maintains the AN aircraft.

Antonov Airlines is member of leading international project cargo specialist group The Heavy Lift Group.

Antonov Airlines’ headquarters is at 1, Akademika Tupoleva Str., Kyiv. Its Ukrainian sales team is on hand to receive outsize cargo charter enquiries and can be contacted collectively at the following e-mail address – sales@antonov-airlines.aero.


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ANTONOV AIRLINES DELIVERS AUTOMOTIVE PARTS FROM ASIA TO THE USA UNDER OPEN SKIES AGREEMENT

The Open Skies Agreement between Ukraine, where Antonov Airlines is headquartered, and the USA made a swift turnaround possible

Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday 13th April 2021: Antonov Airlines has safely transported 80 tonnes of automotive parts on a route from Indonesia and Vietnam to Ohio, USA to support increasing demand from vehicle manufacturers as plants across the States reopen.

The Open Skies Agreement between Ukraine and the USA, which promotes an increase in travel, trade, productivity, and economic growth between the two nations, meant Antonov Airlines was able to rapidly provide one of its AN-124-100’s to carry the cargo.

The AN-124-100 picked up 40 tonnes of parts in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and a further 40 tonnes in Hanoi, Vietnam.

“We have seen an increase in demand for automotive cargo, and a double pick-up is not usual in the day-to-day operations of the AN-124-100,” said Iryna Kyianytsia, Commercial Executive at Antonov Airlines.

“There were additional challenges ensuring compliance with COVID-19 restrictions in different nations, but thanks to well-organised work and communication with The Flight Lab Aviation Consulting LLC, which chartered the flights, the cargo was safely and successfully transported in full and on time.”

It took four days to complete the route with technical stops required in Japan and Alaska to accommodate crew rests and aircraft refuelling before reaching Ohio.

Aircraft crew received rapid COVID-19 tests during each rest window prior to receiving clearance to travel to the next technical stop airport.

“These flights were not your run-of-the-mill charters,” said Adam Green, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at The Flight Lab Aviation Consulting LLC.

“Due to the nature of the cargo and the double pick-up in two different countries, the planning had to be precise and executed perfectly.

“All the cargo was Just-In-Time, to support a large automotive manufacturer; with the help of the consignee V. Alexander in the USA, each flight went off without a hitch.”

There has been an increase in demand across the globe for automotive parts since the beginning of 2021 as vehicle manufacturing resumes after slowing in 2020.

Antonov Airlines operates seven AN-124-100s, as well as the unique AN-225 “Mriya”, the largest cargo aircraft in the world with a payload of 250 tonnes.

About Antonov Airlines

Antonov Airlines specialises in the transportation of outsized and project cargo worldwide using its fleet of seven AN-124-100 “Ruslan” aircraft with up to 150 tonnes payload, its 60-tonne payload AN-22, and its unique 250-tonne payload AN-225 “Mriya”, which is the largest aircraft in the world, as well as smaller AN-74 and AN-26 aircraft.

More than 30 years after launching as the first company to offer the AN-124-100 commercially, Antonov Airlines continues to deliver air cargo solutions across the aerospace, defence, energy, humanitarian, industrial, automotive, and oil and gas sectors.

Antonov Airlines is a division of Antonov Company, headquartered in Kyiv, Ukraine, and a Ukrainian state-owned enterprise, which designs, develops, produces, and maintains the AN aircraft.

Antonov Airlines is member of leading international project cargo specialist group The Heavy Lift Group.

Antonov Airlines’ headquarters is at 1, Akademika Tupoleva Str., Kyiv. Its Ukrainian sales team is on hand to receive outsize cargo charter enquiries and can be contacted collectively at the following e-mail address – sales@antonov-airlines.aero.