Korean Air named Cargo Operator of 2022

Korean Air cargo plane (Korean Air)

Flag carrier Korean Air has been selected as the 2022 Cargo Operator of the Year for solving global cargo capacity shortages with new gateways and new freighters, Air Transport World announced on Friday.

Korean Air has “continued to get better and better, staying at the forefront of addressing global cargo capacity shortages resulting from the pandemic,” noted ATW, a publication for the global aviation industry.

Korean Air has opened two gateways in the United States to alleviate supply chain issues, at Rickenbacker International Airport in Ohio and Chicago-Rockford International Airport in Illinois.

Meanwhile, the aviation company has converted passenger planes into freighters and introduced iCargo, a cloud-based air cargo management system that standardizes cargo service.

To expand its cargo portfolio, Korean Air has secured a cold chain system at Incheon Airport suitable for medical products and fresh produce, and obtained certification for transporting pharmaceutical products from the IATA Center of Excellence. for independent validators in pharmaceutical logistics.

Following the transition, Korean Air set a new quarterly revenue record in its cargo business in the fourth quarter of 2021. Korean Air garnered 2.2 trillion won ($1.8 billion) in transportation revenue freight from October to December alone, while the company generated 1.46 trillion won in full-year operating profit, up 515% year-on-year.

Korean Air was one of 10 winners at the 48th ATW Awards, along with Alaska Airlines, Wideroe, IndiGo and Royal Jordanian, among others. The awards ceremony will be presented on June 21 in Doha, Qatar. The airline was also named ATW Airline of the Year last year.

([email protected])

Comments are closed.