Atran Airlines, the Russian air express carrier within Volga-Dnepr Group, starts new year with additional airplane within its fleet as it has taken delivery of Boeing 737-400 BCF, thus enlarging its fleet to four freighters.

The additional plane will support the emerging volumes of the carrier’s volumes, especially in e-commerce shipments which constitute a major part of Atran’s traffic these days. B737-400 BCF will be deployed on existing routes between Russia, CIS, and Europe and will guarantee the dedicated airlift for mail and express goods.

“Boeing 737-400 BCF forms the backbone of our unified fleet and is ideal for mid- and short-haul distances thanks to its characteristics and technical capabilities. With additional freighter in our fleet, we will be able to cater to the needs of our customers in the most effective manner guaranteeing speed, schedule integrity, and much-needed capacity at the market” – stated Dmitry Obsharov, General Director for Atran Airlines.

The airplane can carry up to 23 tons of cargo within the flight range of 3,700 kilometers. The aircraft is also equipped with a main deck side cargo door and a loading system facilitating it to stow 11 standard aviation pallets (2235×3175 mm) and containers in the cargo compartment.

The enlarged fleet will also facilitate cargo growth of Volga-Dnepr Group, which consists of the leading air carriers - Volga-Dnepr Airlines, AirBridgeCargo Airlines, and Atran Airlines. By joining their forces, the companies will provide diversified logistics solutions to its customers with various types of cargo, be it oversized and super heavy, pharmaceutical products, live animals, dangerous goods or e-commerce shipments.