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Hartsfield-Jackson adds Asiana Airlines to international cargo carriers
By DeAllous Smith

It’s official: Asiana Airlines will begin cargo service between Atlanta and Seoul, South Korea, starting September 13.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed applauded Asiana’s decision to expand its global network into Georgia.

“We welcome Asiana Airlines to Atlanta, knowing their presence will further expand local companies’ global access to markets and customers,” Reed said. “The addition of Asiana Airlines reflects the continuing growth we are seeing in cargo operations at Hartsfield-Jackson, providing global shippers with easier connectivity to the world.”

Asiana will operate a Boeing 747-400 freighter with four weekly flights to Seoul. The new service is expected to create up to 25 jobs and produce an annual economic impact of $24 million regionally.

“Asiana Airlines is proud to call the city of Atlanta home and add Hartsfield-Jackson to our global operations network,” said Hyung S. Park, Asiana Airlines’ Atlanta regional manager. “Our cargo hub in Georgia will give companies such as Kia Motors, Hyundai Motor Company and others in the Southeastern region direct access to customers worldwide, including connectivity to South America.”

Asiana is the 14th all-cargo carrier at Hartsfield-Jackson. The Airport’s location is geographically desirable for both cargo carriers and freight forwarders who want to expand their global networks with lower operating costs. Companies readily can connect with air, road and railway transportation systems in Atlanta, the state’s logistics hub.

Asiana Airlines will begin cargo flights to Atlanta on September 13.
It becomes the 14th all-cargo carrier at Hartsfield-Jackson.

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