Saturday, July 01, 2006

Korean Air Cargo to launch B747 freighter flights in India this month

Korean Air’s bright spots for this year will be the carrier’s ability to expand because of new traffic rights. “We have now additional traffic rights into Brussels, Belgium, Vietnam and India,” said senior vice president for cargo sales and route management, Kyung-Ho Choi,
“In India, we will first launch one or two charter B747 freighter flights this month, and once we feel that there is sufficient demand, we will introduce scheduled services,” Choi explains
Indian points on the proposed point-to-point freighter services, include Mumbai, New Delhi and Madras, but Choi says that the airline is also considering extending these services into Europe (Amsterdam or Brussels), which considering the booming export volumes from India, would make a lot of sense.
The new routes through India would also reinstate Korean’s former service along the southern route into Europe, which in the late nineties was terminated and re-routed through Tashkent.
01/07/06 Airsider, Switzerland