Professional service from a small team of dedicated air cargo specialists providing experience, neutrality and flexibility. Skyroute Logistics was launched in 1993 to provide a reliable and secure way for companies to export their products into Russia and the CIS.
At that time, manufacturing and service industry businesses all over the world were being attracted to the potential of this new, emerging market. They all, however, faced the same challenge ensuring their goods arrived safely at their destination, on time and in perfect condition. Skyroute's network to Russia and the CIS expanded rapidly and included scheduled freighter services to over 60 destinations plus airport-to-airport and airport-to-door delivery and charter brokerage.
The company was founded by Roy Parmenter and Steven Matthews after undertaking and extensive 3-month tour of Southern Russia and the adjacent CIS states. The purpose was to establish the viability of part-charter air cargo services to the region. The result was a pioneering weekly IL76 freighter service operation from Manston UK to Stavropol Southern Russia. Stavropol quickly became established as the hub in a hub and spoke distribution system using smaller freighter aircraft to serve the capital cities of the surrounding republics. 1995 - the market economies are developing and scheduled airline passenger services to the CIS major cities began to operate. In response to this, and recognising the vast potential of the area, Skyroute proceeded to create a wide range of products and services to over 100 destinations in the former Soviet Union.
The late 1990's - Russia exports indicate potential downturn in favour of the CIS states. Skyroute turns to specialising in single entity freight charters on behalf of the oil & gas industry into Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan and commercial traffic to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
The IL76 Russian freighter - icon of the majority of freight movement into Russia & the CIS for the past decade - is banned in Europe. Skyroute quick - yet saddened to acknowledge the demise - markets the first B747 part charter freighter service between Luxembourg and Bishkek - Kyrgyzstan. August 2003 Skyroute Logistics celebrated its 10th Anniversary in providing air and logistics solutions for companies exporting their goods to Russia and the CIS. A further 4 years on, the company has refined and expanded its expertise and knowledge of the region with co-operation alliances both throughout Russia and the CIS and within the global markets that comprise the regions major trading partners.