Cargolux Italia – a subsidiary of the Cargolux Airlines – has launched a new freighter route between Milan Malpensa Airport and Seoul’s Incheon International Airport.
The new frequency started on 16 July, includes two weekly connections between Milan and Incheon departing the Italian city on Tuesday and Sunday.
The service, routed Malpensa-Incheon-Zhengzhou-Malpensa, will offer customers broader service offerings in the Far Eastern market. The main commodities that will be carried include fashion items, machineries, luxury cars, pharmaceuticals, and perishables.
Seoul is the 4th export destination out of Italy, behind New York, Shanghai, and Hong Kong and ahead of Tokyo which ranks 5th. Although Cargolux Italia does not serve Shanghai and Tokyo directly, they are linked via road feeder services from Zhengzhou and Osaka respectively. This direct connection provides an unmatched opportunity to link Italy’s vibrant industrial heart with Korea’s commercial gateway, home to the Incheon Free Economic Zone.
Cargolux Italia chief executive officer, Fabrizio Cortese said: “We are delighted to have added Incheon to the Cargolux Italia service provision. The Korean destination was the last missing piece to complete our network with the top 5 Italian export destinations.
“We are confident that this addition will be highly beneficial to our customer-base and we look forward to developing strong partnerships in Korea.”
Cargolux Italia, based in Milan Malpensa has been present on the Italian market for a decade and has grown to be the number one all-cargo carrier in the country and the largest cargo operator in Milan. The company operates a fleet of four Boeing 747Fs and operates to 11 destinations worldwide, including transpacific routes.