ANTONOV Airlines scoops Air Freight Operator of the Year at 2018 FTA Logistics Awards

London, UK, Friday 14th December 2018 – ANTONOV Airlines has been named Air Freight Operator of the Year in the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA)’s 2018 FTA Logistics Awards.

The Ukraine-based heavy lift carrier was commended for demonstrating industry leadership and excellence in the global air cargo sector upon receiving the accolade, last night at a glittering awards ceremony at the Royal Lancaster Hotel.

“This award demonstrates how our hard-working teams remain dedicated to delivering nothing short of excellence, bolstered by our uniquely capable aircraft,” said Graham Witton, Managing Director, ANTONOV Airlines in the UK.

“We are particularly pleased to have won this category given this is the first time it has been featured in these awards, and we look forward to continuing to deliver innovative solutions that make a difference to the global heavy lift and project cargo market.”

A record number of companies were shortlisted for awards at this year’s FTA Logistics Awards, which celebrates businesses and individuals that make innovative and significant contributions to their sector across the supply chain.

ANTONOV Airlines operates a fleet of seven AN-124-100 ‘Ruslan’ aircraft with up to 150-tonnes payload, its 60-tonne payload AN-22, the world’s largest turboprop-powered aircraft, and its unique 250-tonne payload AN-225 ‘Mriya’, the largest aircraft in the world, as well as smaller AN-26 and AN-74T, which is a passenger aircraft.

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ANTONOV Airlines was named Air Freight Operator of the Year last night at the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA)’s 2018 FTA Logistics Awards. Pictured left to right are, comedian and host of the awards, Dara O’Briain; Robert Jervis, Logistics Portfolio Director, Clarion Events; Michael Goodisman, Business Development Director, ANTONOV Airlines; and David Wells, Chief Executive of the FTA.

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About ANTONOV Airlines

ANTONOV Airlines specialises in the transport of outsized and project cargo worldwide using its fleet of seven AN-124-100 “Ruslan” aircraft with up to 150 tonnes payload, its 60-tonne payload AN-22, and its unique 250-tonne payload AN-225 “Mriya”, which is the largest aircraft in the world, as well as smaller AN-74 and AN-26 aircraft.

More than 29 years after launching as the first company to offer the AN-124-100 commercially, ANTONOV Airlines continues to deliver air cargo solutions across the aerospace, defense, energy, humanitarian, industrial, automotive, and oil and gas sectors.

ANTONOV Airlines is a division of ANTONOV Company, headquartered in Kyiv, Ukraine, and a Ukrainian state-owned enterprise, which designs, develops, produces and maintains the AN aircraft.

The UK office of ANTONOV Airlines is based at Diamond Hangar, London Stansted Airport.

The USA office of ANTONOV Airlines is based at Houston, Texas.

Western Associates, Inc., Air Cargo Partners Worldwide (ACP), and Flywell Aviation are ANTONOV Airlines’ General Sales Agents (GSA) for Japan, Australia, and India respectively.

To find out more, visit www.antonov-airlines.com