Korean Air Cargo, the world’s largest cargo carrier, has announced the expansion of their activities at Brussels Airport. The current frequency of three cargo flights a week between Brussels and South Korea will be increased to four with immediate effect, building up to nine flights a week by the coming winter season.
The announced expansion gives a big boost to the full freighter activity at Brussels Airport. The additional flights will carry 60,000 tonnes of extra airfreight to and from their European hub at Brucargo. This represents about 10 percent of the total airfreight volume that is currently carried via Brussels Airport.
The additional cargo capacity will create some 300 direct jobs at Brussels Airport, mainly with the handling companies, the cargo forwarders and other cargo companies that take part in the logistic chain and commercial activities of Korean Air Cargo. Moreover it is expected that the expansion of their cargo activity will create another 600 jobs outside of the airport.