Asiana Cargo started its operations at Brussels Airport on 22 April 1998, operating full cargo flights as one of the longest operating airfreight carriers at the hub. Known for their reliable and punctual operations, Asiana provides an important link from the heart of Europe to Asia for the transport of machine parts, electronics and pharmaceuticals.
25 years later, Asiana is still present as an active and reliable partner, flying from New York to Brussels Airport three times a week and then on to Incheon Airport in South Korea. Because of their high reliability, Asiana was selected to transport high-sensitivity machines used to manufacture state-of-the-art semi-conductors. These high-tech products are used by major global brands to build into their electronic devices and distribute them to the rest of the world.
During the Covid-19 Crisis, Asiana transported numerous vaccines from Brussels Airport to Seoul for the Korean vaccine programmes. And in the early stages at a time of shortages in supplies they also brought masks to the Belgian Veterans from the South Korean War, distribute by the Korean government out of gratitude for services rendered in the past. This confirms the strong bond between South Korea and Belgium on the one hand and Asiana Airlines and Brussels Airport on the other.
“We congratulate Asiana Cargo with this special 25th anniversary and thank them for their trust and year-long reliable and intense cooperation. We look forward to continue our successful collaboration in the years to come, linking the heart of Europe to a key trade region in Asia,” Geert Aerts, Chief Cargo & Real Estate Officer Brussels Airport, said.
“Our very first European adventure started in 1998, right here at Brussels Airport with a combi-flight. Despite having had some challenging times throughout our journey, the partnership between Asiana Cargo and Brussels Airport has remained strong. We are proud and honored to celebrate our silver jubilee with our Brussels Airport partners and look forward to many more successful years,” Tae Yong Lee, Regional Sales Manager, Asiana Cargo, added.