Volga-Dnepr Group, parent of heavy airfreight specialist Volga-Dnepr Airlines and scheduled air cargo operator AirBridgeCargo Airlines, said the carriers' combined traffic increased 7% year-over-year in 2009 to 1.85 billion FTKs. However, revenue for the year lowered 15% to $1.25 billion as global cargo yields took a major hit. The Moscow-based company pointed out that its traffic and revenue results compared "favorably" in an air cargo industry that had a historically negative year.

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