Delta Air Lines Cargo and Korean Air Cargo have
unveiled plans to combine their resources to offer enhanced cargo
services across one of the most comprehensive route networks in
the trans-Pacific market.
The joint venture routes, on which Delta and Korean Air
carried 268 million tons of belly cargo in 2017, will allow
customers to work with either carrier to transport shipments
across a broad network of flights.
The expansive combined network
formed by this partnership gives Delta and Korean Air’s shared
customers access to more than 290 destinations in the Americas and
more than 80 in Asia.
“We are excited to partner with Delta
to create an unrivalled air cargo network across North America and
Asia. This is bolstered by Korean Air’s leading trans-Pacific air
freight network, as well as Delta’s nationwide schedule and sales
network within the U.S.,” said Samsug Noh, Senior Vice President,
Head of Cargo Business Division, Korean Air. “I am confident that
the partnership will further strengthen our capability to offer an
unequalled expertise on all aspects of air cargo transportation.”
Delta and Korean Air currently transport a
diverse range of cargo products in the trans-Pacific market. From
the U.S., semi-conductor production facilities, perishables and
e-commerce shipments are some of the key products shipped to Seoul
and throughout Asia. In the reverse direction mobile phones,
automobile parts and other electronics are carried.
“The Delta and Korean Air JV
means increased joint belly cargo capacity across the
trans-Pacific as well as future co-location of key facilities,
world-class reliability and the industry’s best customer service,”
said Shawn Cole, Delta’s Vice President – Cargo. “The partnership
also means a host of new destinations with commercial and
logistics solutions across Asia and North America for these important markets.”
From Seoul, Delta offers nonstop
service to Seattle, Detroit and Atlanta, with service to
Minneapolis launching in 2019.
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