Air Incheon expands with Kuala Lumpur freighter flights

Source: Air Incheon

All-cargo carrier Air Incheon has continued its expansion with the addition of freighter flights to Kuala Lumpur.

The new five-times-per-week flights were launched on July 11 and utilise a Boeing 737-800 freighter.

The airline said that the flights leave Incheon International at 11:00pm and arrive at Sepang International at 7:45am the following day.

“As a Result, time -sensitive cargo, including e-commerce, express freight, perishable goods, and intermediate goods for global manufacturing companies, can be loaded at Incheon International Airport during the night and delivered to the destination immediately after customs clearance upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur the next morning,” the airline said.

Air Incheon said the service would also target dangerous goods that cannot be carried in the bellies of passenger aircraft.

“This new cargo route by Air Incheon greatly contributes to the increased export of fresh Korean agricultural products, including popular items like strawberries, which are in high demand in Southeast Asia,” the airline added.

The carrier will also utilise road feeder services to transport goods to industrial areas such as Penang to cater for demand from the manufacturing industry for electronic components, factory supplies, and other industrial goods.

Air Incheon chief executive Lee Seunghwan said: “The launch of the Kuala Lumpur route will serve as a cornerstone to significantly expand the trade volume between Malaysia, which has been experiencing a significant increase in foreign investment among ASEAN member countries, and South Korea.”

Air Incheon was established in 2012 and is the only cargo airline in South Korea, carrying 45,000 tons of cargo last year.

It currently operates four 737-800F aircraft and serves 12 international routes, including China, Vietnam, Mongolia, Japan and Malaysia.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]