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Swissport supports Aero K startup in South Korea

Swissport supports Aero K startup in South Korea

Starting April 1 2021, Swissport will support Aero K, an airline startup from South Korea. The low-cost carrier has contracted ground services from Swissport at Cheongju International Airport (CJJ).

Swissport AIK Ltd, a joint venture between Swissport and Aero K Holdings, will provide airport ground services for Aero K, South Korea’s newest low-cost carrier. From Cheongju International Airport (CJJ), Aero K will fly three times daily with Airbus A320 aircraft to Jeju International Airport (CJU), a popular island holiday destination off the southern coast of the Korean peninsula. Following a successful domestic launch, and once international travel regulations with regard to Covid-19 permit, Aero K intends to introduce international flights to destinations in China, Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam.

“Swissport is excited to support the launch of this exciting new entrant to the local market through our second joint venture in South Korea,” says Swissport`s senior vice president for Asia, Toralf Sonntag. “We will combine our global expertise and local knowledge to support a successful start of Aero K in April and to ensure a reliable and punctual operation.”

Swissport in South Korea is providing airport ground services and air cargo handling for 27 airline customers with a workforce of some 850 qualified staff, among others, at South Korea’s largest airport, Incheon International Airport.

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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