Korean Air Cargo has reported that tonnages increased by more than 40 per cent at Vienna Airport in 2020 and 2021.
With approximately 39,400 tons in 2020 and 39,800 tons in 2021, Korean Air Cargo has significantly expanded its business at Vienna Airport over the past two years, having recorded 27,700 tons in 2019.
The South Korean airline has also recorded steadily rising growth rates on its route between Seoul-Incheon and Vienna in the first five months of 2022.
Korean Air Cargo uses Vienna Airport as a European logistics hub, notably for the automotive industry in Central and Eastern Europe. Electronic and pharmaceutical goods also account for a significant share of tonnages. The company operates up to 13 flights per week to the Austrian capital.
“For the coming future, we strongly expect a further increase in tonnages demanded between Seoul-Incheon and Europe,” said Korean Air Cargo’s regional cargo manager Austria, Eastern Europe Park Joonseok.
“The already good development at Vienna Airport proves that we have chosen an ideal airport and trans-shipment point for Central and South Eastern Europe for this purpose. Despite the Corona crisis and without any congestions or disruptions, we have been able to reliably achieve a high expansion of tonnages at Vienna Airport.”
Vienna International Airport’s vice president sales & finance, ground handling & cargo operations Michael Zach commented: “Air freight is becoming increasingly important in the automotive, electronics and pharmaceutical sectors. The airspace closures over Russia or the congestion at the Chinese seaports increase the demand for reliable capacities, especially between Asia and Europe. We are therefore pleased to have Korean Air Cargo as a long-standing and strong partner with whom we can offer these capacities together thanks to our excellent logistics infrastructure and ideal location in Central and Eastern Europe.”