Korean Air Cargo boosts Southeast Asia network

- A Monitor Report16 Sep, 2019 | 138 Views|-+
Seoul : Korean Air Cargo has made changes to its freighter network over the last few months to mirror a shift in production sites to Southeast Asia.

The airline said that in May it had re-launched cargo flights to Manila and in August it added services to Bangkok.

Both flights are operated twice a week by Boeing 777F aircraft.

The airline decided to operate cargo flights on these routes to capitalise on the rising demand, including items such as IT devices, automobile parts and hard disks.

In May, Korean Air also launched a freighter route on an Incheon - Xi'an - Hanoi rotation and increased freighter capacity on its Incheon - Hanoi - Delhi - Vienna - Milan service from three to four times a week.

"The added frequency has expanded air cargo transportation on these routes, carrying items such as mobile phones from Hanoi to Delhi, garments from Delhi to Vienna and Milan and electronic devices from Xi'an to Hanoi," Korean Air said.

"To cope with global economic uncertainties such as the prolonged trade dispute between the US and China, Korean Air will continue to strengthen its competitiveness in the cargo business by developing new markets and attracting new demands," it added.

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