Volga-Dnepr Airlines


Volga-Dnepr Airlines is the world leader in the transportation of oversize and super-heavy cargo. The company provides the whole package of logistics services for air charter movements of complex, special and oversize cargo. It operates a unique fleet of ramp aircraft, including ten Antonov-124-100 Ruslan aircraft and five Ilyushin-76 freighter aircraft. It offers door-to-door delivery, including trucking, ocean freight, and rail freight as well as air cargo. Transportation for the oil and gas industry Volga-Dnepr provides transportation services on An-124-100, IL-76TD-90VD and Boeing 747 freighters to the world's leading oil and gas companies. The airline has transported over 130,000t of industrial and oil and gas equipment, having performed more than 1,600 flights to different regions of the world. Typical projects include the prompt delivery of oversized equipment to a barely accessible mountain airport and delivering oil and gas equipment from Europe to the Far East. Loading and unloading of non-demountable large-scale units is another of the company's proven skills. No other freight forwarder in the world has as much experience as Volga-Dnepr. Over more than 20 years, the company has proven that it will find an individual solution for every task. Oil and gas customers include British Petroleum, Calgary Overseas, Canadian Oxy Offshore International, Exxon Mobile and Shevron-Texaco. Express delivery of oversize and super-heavy cargo The transportation of bulky and super-heavy equipment used to take months for ground or sea deliveries. Today, Volga-Dnepr professionals arrange the same deliveries within days. This significantly expedites production processes for customers, reducing costs and providing additional competitive advantages. Volga-Dnepr aircraft can land on unprepared runways and carry out cargo loading and unloading without the need for specialist airport handling equipment. This is of particular value for the delivery of oil and gas equipment to remote regions where oil and gas fields are in the process of being explored. The optimal combination of aircraft performance, loading scheme and special technical solutions ensure that cost-efficient transportation of any cargo can now be achieved within the shortest time possible. Leading offshore air cargo carrier The outstanding operating capability of the AN-124-100 aircraft has revolutionised the logistics market. Companies in major industry sectors such as oil and gas, heavy construction, energy generation, aerospace and the automotive industry no longer needed to suffer the uncertainties of sending critical cargoes on long road and sea journeys that could take weeks. Using the AN-124, they are able to achieve delivery times measured in hours, significantly improving their planning and productivity. Based on its total operating results, Volga-Dnepr Group is now ranked among the top ten air cargo carriers in the world. Its annual freight turnover amounts to 1.9 billion tonne-kilometres with 243,000t of cargo carried successfully. The group's sales turnover is $1.3bn.

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