Maersk has announced the inaugural flight of Maersk Air Cargo´s new air freight service with scheduled flights between Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina (GSP) and Incheon, Korea (ICN).
The scheduled transpacific operation will commence 31 October with two weekly flights.
The services introduce the first of three newly built Boeing 767-300 freighters that have recently been purchased by Maersk Air Cargo.
All US – Korea flights will be operated by Miami-headquartered cargo airline Amerijet International.
“Back in April, we announced the launch of Maersk Air Cargo as our integrated in-house air cargo carrier,” said Michel Pozas Lucic, Global Head of Air & LCL in A.P. Moller – Maersk.
“With the introduction of this new service between the US and Korea, we have taken the next step in securing logistics solutions for our customers with our own aircrafts. Next to the new scheduled transpacific flights, we also operate own controlled capacity from Europe into the US, Mexico, South Africa, and Singapore.”
The scheduled flight of Maersk Air Cargo also marks the first scheduled air cargo operation between the state of South Carolina and Asia.
The corridor from GSP International Airport is expected to significantly increase access for trade between Asia, South Carolina, and the entire Southeast U.S.