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Air Cargo Germany suspends operations

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.

Air Cargo Germany Boeing 747-400 freighter D-ACGD at Mumbai India. Click on image for a larger view.
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.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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