Korean Air recently launched cargo flights between Incheon and Delhi. Korean Air is currently operating direct passenger flights from Incheon to Mumbai and Delhi, three and five times a week respectively. The decision to introduce the cargo flight accompanies the South Korean government’s new diplomatic strategy to strengthen partnership with India and rapid growth of the Indian market. Korean Air operates with its Boeing 777F freighter three times a week (Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday).

The flight departs at 11:10 PM from Incheon, makes a stop at Hanoi and arrives at Delhi at 6:15 AM the next day. From Delhi to Incheon, there are two stops at Vienna, Austria and Milan, Italy.

“Demand for air cargo from Asia to India has shown a sharp boost recently; an average of 6.5% annual increase in the last three years,” a Korean Air spokesperson said. “We are anticipating new demand and improved profitability through optimised cargo routes.”

Meanwhile, Korean Air is preparing to take a new leap forward in the air cargo business, celebrating its 50th anniversary next year. The airline will be using its next-generation freighters such as Boeing 777F and Boeing 747-8F, as well as its new air cargo system ‘iCargo’ to improve customer services.