Volga-Dnepr delivers equipment for Biathlon World Cup finals
Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered equipment for participants of the Biathlon World Cup 2011/2012 finals from Munich, Germany to Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. In addition, broadcast equipment was also carried to the regional capital of Russia's Western Siberia for live reporting of the sporting event on a major Russian federal TV channel.
Twelve of the fifteen tons of freight flown onboard Volga-Dnepr's Ilyushin IL-76TD-90VD aircraft comprised sports equipment and outfits for athletes representing the biathlon squads of 25 countries, including such prominent biathlonists as Magdalena Neuner (Germany), Emil Svendsen (Norway), Carl Bergman (Sweden), Andrey Makoveyev (Russia), Andrea Henkel (Germany), Darya Domracheva (Belarus) and others.
The flight was chartered by YugraMegaSport – the event organizer from Khanty-Mansiysk. As part of the service, Volga-Dnepr also arranged for ground transportation of freight from Ruhpolding in Germany, which hosted the recent Biathlon World Championships from 29 February to 11 March, to Munich Airport and took care of all necessary customs clearance formalities.