Cargolux Italia launches new service to Incheon

Cargolux Italia has launched a brand new routing between Milan-Malpensa in Italy and Incheon in South Korea, where the country’s primary international airport is located.

The new frequency began on July 16th and 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 machinery, luxury cars, fashion items, 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 a link between Italy’s vibrant industrial heart and Korea’s commercial gateway, home to the Incheon Free Economic Zone.

Fabrizio Cortese, Chief Executive Officer Cargolux Italia, 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 claims to have 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 4 Boeing 747 purpose-built freighters and operates to 11 destinations worldwide, including transpacific routes.

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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