Maersk Air Cargo begins operations with US-Korea service
28 / 10 / 2022
Maersk Air Cargo has carried out its first flight from the US to South Korea. Photo Maersk
Maersk Air Cargo launched operations at the end of October with scheduled flights between the US’s Greenville-Spartanburg Airport in South Carolina and Incheon Airport in South Korea.
The scheduled transpacific operation commenced on October 31 with two weekly flights introducing the first of three newbuild Boeing B767-300F freighters that have recently been purchased by Maersk Air Cargo, launched as a business in April.
All US-Korea flights are being operated by Miami-headquartered cargo airline Amerijet International.
In August, Maersk told Air Cargo News that the B767-300Fs would be operated by Amerijet on a US-China route from this autumn. Air Cargo News has contacted Maersk to clarify whether this plan is going ahead.
The scheduled flight of Maersk Air Cargo also marks the first scheduled air cargo operation between the state of South Carolina and Asia. Maersk said the corridor from Greenville-Spartanburg Airport is expected to significantly increase access for trade between Asia, South Carolina, and the entire southeast US
Maersk also recently opened Chicago airfreight gateway facility to add more supply chain integration opportunities for customers using Chicago O’Hare International and Rockford International.