Vienna Airport and Korean Air lift their partnership to a new level

Vienna Airport and Korean Air expand collaboration to increase air cargo traffic (image credit: Vienna Airport)

Vienna Airport and Korean Air signed an agreement today to expand their existing partnership.

The objective is to jointly meet the growing demand for air cargo services between Korea and Vienna Airport in its capacity as a flight and cargo hub for Central and Eastern Europe.

Plans include joint market initiatives targeting freight forwarders and customers as well as an exchange of industry expertise as the basis for offering optimal services.

Korean Air has been regularly operating cargo flights to Vienna since 2004.

Jaedong Eom, Senior Vice President and Head of the Cargo Business Division at Korean Air said: “We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Vienna Airport.

“Korean Air is fully committed to improving air transport services through this agreement and ensuring the highest possible customer satisfaction between Korea and Vienna.”

Julian Jäger, Joint CEO and COO of Flughafen Wien AG says: “The neighboring countries of Austria and Asia have been economic regions that have been closely linked through international air cargo traffic for many years.

“Especially in the automotive and electronics sectors, Asian companies rely on the manufacturing capacities in the eastern European region.

“Korean Air is an important air cargo partner since 20 years and I am pleased that we can now further expand our long-standing partnership in the cargo sector with this agreement.”

Michal Zach, Head of Ground Handling Services at Flughafen Wien AG adds: “Korean Air has already been leveraging Vienna Airport for two decades to provide rapid and reliable access to Central and Eastern European markets.

“Within the context of the new agreement to further expand our cooperation, we will jointly develop our air transport services along the route between Vienna and Incheon Airport in South Korea to optimally meet the increasing demand”.