Delta Air Lines Cargo and Korean Air form Joint Venture
US-based air cargo carrier, Delta Air Lines Cargo has launched a new cargo cooperation with Korean Air Cargo in connection with the implementation of their Joint Venture partnership. The goal of the new joint venture is to offer world-class cargo services across one of the most comprehensive route networks in the trans-Pacific market.
This recent announcement follows the recent implementation of the Trans-Pacific Joint Venture partnership between the two airlines.
Delta Vice President for Cargo, Shawn Cole said, “The Delta and Korean Air JV means increased joint belly cargo capacity across the trans-Pacific as well as future co-location of key facilities, world-class reliability and the industry’s best customer service, the partnership also means a host of new destinations with commercial and logistics solutions across Asia and North America for these important markets.”
Korean Air Senior Vice President, Head of Cargo Business Division, Samsug Noh said, “We are excited to partner with Delta to create an unrivaled air cargo network across North America and Asia. This is bolstered by Korean Air’s leading trans-Pacific air freight network, as well as Delta’s nationwide schedule and sales network within the U.S., I am confident that the partnership will further strengthen our capability to offer an unequaled expertise on all aspects of air cargo transportation.”
Delta and Korean were founding members of the SkyTeam global airline alliance and have nearly racked up nearly twenty years of close partnership, this new venture will build on that existing partnership.
Both airlines co-located into the new, state-of-the-art Terminal 2 at Incheon International Airport in Seoul resulting in substantially reduced connecting times for both passengers and cargo.