MSC Air Cargo to add South Korea-US flights
11 / 01 / 2023
Source: MSC Air Cargo
Recently-launched MSC Air Cargo has added a new service between Incheon International and Indianapolis in the US as it continues to roll out operations.
The service will operate twice per week on one of the company’s B777-200Fs operated under an ACMI agreement with Atlas Air.
The flights will initially operate on an irregular basis but will switch to regular flights later in 2023.
MSC Air Cargo is owned by container shipping giant MSC and was launched at the end of last year with flights between China, the US, Mexico and Europe.
In Europe, the airline is utilising Liege as its main hub.
In total, Atlas Air will operate four B777-200Fs on behalf of MSC.
MSC said its air cargo operation would complement its box shipping operation and expand services on key trade lanes for industries that have traditionally required air cargo needs.
Incheon Airport pointed out that MSC is the second shipping line-owned cargo airline to add services to the airport, following Maersk Air Cargo’s service to Greenville in the US that was launched last November.
The hub hopes to attract more flights in the future.
Kyung Wook Kim, president and chief executive of Incheon International Airport, said: “Incheon International Airport plans to strategically collaborate with cargo airlines launched by global shipping companies, to lay the groundwork for creating new cargo volume, such as vitalizing multimodal cargo transportation by sea and air.
“We will continue to strengthen Incheon International Airport’s competitiveness in air logistics by developing new cargo terminals and attracting investment, while maintaining its 2nd place ranking in international cargo traffic volume through expansion of logistics infrastructure and networks.”