IAG has resumed its direct service between the UK and South Korea following a pause brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
A high growth market for UK exports, South Korea is the world’s eighth largest exporter, as a major manufacturer of electronics and automotive parts.
The route is also significant for pharmaceutical flows, which are transported using IAG Cargo’s Constant Climate service. The London Heathrow to Seoul Incheon service will run year-round, three times per week.
Alec Rayner, Area Commercial Manager for Japan and Korea, IAG Cargo, said: “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, which includes a London to Japan service restarting in October 2020. Customers will also be able to access reconfigured aircraft for maximised cargo capacity, as well as cargo-only and charter flights.
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