Korean Air is giving belly cargo a boost in Asia with the launch of new passenger services to Clark, Philippines, and China’s Nanjing, Zhangjiajie and Hangzhou from late October.
From 27 October, Korean Air will operate the Incheon-Clark route daily utilising A330-300 aircraft, Incheon-Nanjing four times a week also with A330-300s and from 28 October, the airline will operate the Incheon-Zhangjiajie route three times a week with B737-900ERs and Incheon-Hangzhou route twice a week with A330-300 aircraft.
Korean notes that Nanjing, China, is well-known as the centre of electronics, petrochemical and automobile industries, with many Korean companies operating there. Hangzhou on the other hand is also known as the center of China’s IT industry, as it is home to the headquarters of Alibaba, an e-commerce company.
In addition to the new services, Korean Air says it is also endeavoring to achieve route competitiveness and enhance profitability by expanding its capacity on Southeast Asia, China and Oceania routes, following the falling demand and capacity on Japanese routes.