Korean Air said that the airliner will put into operation a new Boeing 777F freighter beginning on July 17 on the Incheon-Delhi route. Delhi is the trading and commercial center of northern India.
Korean Air is currently operating passenger services in the Incheon-Mumbai route and the Incheon-Delhi route three times a week and five times a week, respectively. In line with the new government’s policies and the rapid growth of the Indian market, Korean Air has decided to use the cargo airplane in the Incheon-Delhi route three times a week (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday).
The Korean Air Boeing 777F freighter starts from Incheon at 11:10 pm, then arrives at Delhi at 6:15 am the following day through Hanoi, Vietnam, and returns to Incheon via Vienna, Austria and Milan, Italy.
The bulk of air cargoes carried by the airplane are the subsidiary materials for electronic products and telecommunication facilities of Korean companies in Vietnam. Main items from Delhi to Europe are electronic products, apparel, leather products and automobile parts among others.
The Boeing 777F freighter is next-generation aircraft that is lightweight and fuel-efficient. The airplane is used for long-haul cargo routes such as Korea-Europe as it can fly over 9,000 km while carrying cargoes of 100 tons or more on a full fuel charge.
On the other hand, Korean Air operates a fleet of next-generation freighters with excellent fuel efficiency such as the Boeing 777F and Boeing 747-8F, responding to customer needs.
The air cargo system 'iCargo' utilizing to be introduced in honor of the 50th anniversary of next year will enable Korean Air to preparing a new take-off in the air freight business.