Cargolux Italia, a subsidiary of the Cargolux Airlines, announced the launch of a brand new route between Milan-Malpensa in Italy, and Incheon in South Korea, where the country’s primary international airport is located.
The new frequency, which debuted on July 16th, 2019, 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 on this route include fashion items, machineries, luxury cars, pharmaceuticals, and perishable.
Seoul is the fourth export destination out of Italy, behind New York, Shanghai, and Hong Kong and ahead of Tokyo which ranks fifth. 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.
As Fabrizio Cortese, Chief Executive Officer Cargolux Italia highlights:
“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 five 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, Italy 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 at Milan airport. The company operates a fleet of four Boeing 747 purpose-built freighters and operates to 11 destinations worldwide, including transpacific routes.