Korean Air adds European freighters

Korean Air adds European freighters

Copyright 2004, Traffic World, Inc.

Korean Air, citing a sharp increase in freight traffic to Europe this year, added Vienna and Oslo to its cargo network. The airline said freight traffic between South Korea and Europe jumped 25 percent in the first two months of 2004.

Korean this week launched a weekly service between Seoul and Vienna using a 747-400 freighter. The service includes a stop in Brussels on the return.

The new flight follows a recent adjustment on Korean Air''s weekly Seoul-Anchorage-New York 747-400 freighter service to include a stop in Oslo on the return. The carrier says shipments from Oslo are mostly comprised of Norwegian salmon and shipbuilding machinery.

"Europe is a very crucial market for us and we are looking to further broaden our network," said Korean Air Cargo President Ken Choi.