Russian cargo airline, Sky Gates has added new scheduled freighter services to and from Moscow Zhukovsky International Airport (ZIA), starting August.

This follows the development of a new 9,200 sq m air cargo terminal with a temporary storage warehouse, customs infrastructure and areas for temperature-sensitive cargo and live animals at Zhukovsky airport in July. The apron, with an area of 90,000 sq m, can handle four Boeing 747 type aircraft or six medium sized aircraft.

With this, Sky Gates now operates scheduled flights out of Frankfurt-Hahn, Baku and Zhengzhou to Moscow-Zhukovksy a total of three times per week utilising one of its B747-400Fs, complementing its Russian network which already serves Moscow-Sheremetyevo and Novosibirsk on a scheduled basis.

The carrier also covers customs clearance and last-mile delivery service with Moscow and the region provided by the partner companies.

“This service is unique. Through modern technologies and online customs clearance proceedings we can offer a truly integrated product, be it through Moscow Sheremetyevo and now as well through Moscow Zhukovsky, covering a dedicated last mile delivery via ZIA,” said, Sky Gates Airlines General Director Alexander Khmelevskikh.

“We truly appreciate the efforts and partnership we have developed with Zhukovsky Airport which is located near the Eastern municipal borders of Moscow. With our scheduled operations to Moscow Sheremetyevo we complete our product portfolio to and from Moscow, offering a very interesting alternative air cargo gateway to the buoyant Russian capital,” added Khmelevskikh.

Moscow-headquartered Sky Gates operates a fleet of Boeing 747-400 full freighters and has formed a partnership with SilkWay West Airlines, offering a global air cargo network.


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