The Russian cargo airline, Sky Gates, has announced the launch of new scheduled airfreight services to and from Moscow Zhukovsky International Airport (ZIA) in August 2020.

    The carrier has started to operate scheduled flights out of Frankfurt-Hahn, Baku and Zhengzhou to Moscow-Zhukovksy a total of three times a week, completing its Russian network, as they already serve Moscow-Sheremetyevo and Novosibirsk on a scheduled basis.

    It also covers customs clearance and last mile delivery service within Moscow.

    Alexander Khmelevskikh, Sky Gates’ general director said: “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.”

    “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”.

    The new base at Moscow Zhukovksy International Airport includes a 9,200 square-metered modern cargo terminal with a temporary storage warehouse, customs infrastructure and storage areas for temperature-sensitive cargo and live animals. The apron has an  area of 90,000 square meters, and will be able to serve four Boeing 747 type aircraft or six medium sized aircraft.

    Last year the airport introduced regular passenger services and this past July,  a newly constructed state-of-the-art air cargo terminal opened, equipped with sophisticated warehouse technology and a dedicated area for temperature-controlled cargo.