Maersk Air Cargo’s inaugural flight between Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina (GSP) and Incheon, Korea (ICN) took to the skies today, stretching the wings of the newly introduced cargo airline for the first time.
The scheduled transpacific operation will commence from October 31 with two weekly flights introducing 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.
Maersk Air Cargo is the cargo airline arm of A P Moller – Maersk and is on a journey to provide customers with unique end-to-end air freight services through own controlled capacity and a global network of scheduled flights.
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 US.
“Back in April, we announced the launch of Maersk Air Cargo as our integrated in-house air cargo carrier. 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,” said Michel Pozas Lucic, Global Head of Air and LCL, A P Moller – Maersk.
Recently, Maersk opened a new Chicago Air Freight Gateway facility to add more supply chain integration opportunities for customers using Chicago O’Hare International and Rockford International.