IAG resumes UK to South Korea route

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IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) has announced a return of its direct service from the United Kingdom to South Korea. A route that was paused due to the pandemic.

South Korea is a high growth market for UK exports, and is one of the largest exporters in the world, with its top exports being electronics and automotive parts. The London Heathrow – Seoul-Incheon is route is also significant for the export of pharmaceutical goods across the world, which can be moved seamlessly using IAG Cargo’s Constant Climate service. The London Heathrow – Seoul-Incheon service, will run year-round, three times per week on 787s and marks another important development in IAG Cargo’s work to support key trade routes for its customers.

Alec Rayner, Area Commercial Manager for Japan & Korea, IAG Cargo commented: “South Korea is an important part of our network and we are delighted to be re-opening London Heathrow-Seoul for our customers.

“Last year the UK-Korea Free Trade Agreement was signed allowing businesses between South Korea and United Kingdom to guarantee a continued free flow of goods, supporting the movement of South Korean pharmaceutical, automotive and e-commerce goods to reach hundreds of destinations and British goods to reach South Korea”.

The return of this route is the latest in a series of restarts for IAG Cargo, such as its London Heathrow service into Japan restarting last month. Additionally, its customers can book charter flights for their bespoke needs.