by Devesh Agarwal
German air freight operator Air Cargo Germany announced a “temporary” but indefinite suspension of all of its operations as of Thursday, April 18.
|ACG Boeing 747-400 freighter at Mumbai. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal|
The carrier, with an IATA code of 6U and based out of Frankfurt Hahn airport, has a fleet of four Boeing 747-400 freighters that are operated from both Hahn and Frankfurt Main airports to destinations across Africa, Latin America and Asia, including Mumbai in India.
A statement by CEO Michael Schaecher posted on carrier’s website, says
It is with regret that I have to inform you that we will have a temporary interruption of our services, effective today April 18th, 2013. The suddenness of this interruption is beyond our control and was neither expected nor foreseen in any way.
Our Shareholders are supporting in any way possible and you can be assured that we work around the clock to find sustainable solutions to recommence our services to you. Despite the surprise of this measure, we remain very confident that the operations can be resumed in the next few days.
One of ACG’s large shareholders is Volga-Dnepr Airlines, the Russian freighter operator which specialises in over-sized cargo requiring the use of the famous Antonov An-124 mega freighter aircraft.