Hartsfield-Jackson Gains International Cargo Carrier

SOURCE: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Asiana Airlines Will Provide the Airport’s 14th All-Cargo Carrier Service

ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwire – July 13, 2010) –  Asiana Airlines will join Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s growing list of all-cargo carriers starting September 13.

Asiana Airlines will operate a Boeing 747-400 freighter with four weekly flights to Seoul, South Korea. The new service is expected to create up to 25 jobs and produce an annual economic impact of $24 million regionally.

“We welcome Asiana Airlines to Atlanta, knowing their presence will further expand local companies’ global access to markets and customers,” said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. “The addition of Asiana Airlines reflects the continuing growth we are seeing in cargo operations at Hartsfield-Jackson, providing global shippers with easier connectivity to the world.”

Hartsfield-Jackson offers a location that is geographically desirable for both cargo carriers and freight forwarders who want to expand their global networks with lower operating costs. Companies readily can connect with air, road and railway transportation systems in Atlanta, the state’s logistics hub.

“Asiana Airlines is proud to call the city of Atlanta home and add Hartsfield-Jackson to our global operations network,” said Hyung S. Park, Asiana Airlines’ Atlanta regional manager. “Our cargo hub in Georgia will give companies such as Kia Motors, Hyundai Motor Company and others in the Southeastern region direct access to customers worldwide, including connectivity to South America.” 

Hartsfield-Jackson has received several awards for its cargo operations, including Air Cargo Week‘s Airport of the Year (2010, 2009) and Air Cargo World magazine’s Award of Excellence for the best North American cargo operations in its category (2010, 2009).

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Hartsfield-Jackson is the world’s busiest airport, serving more than 88 million passengers annually with nonstop service to 156 U.S. destinations and more than 80 international destinations in 50 countries. The Airport is a frequent recipient of awards of excellence for concessions, operations, architectural engineering and construction — including being named the World’s Most Efficient Airport in 2010 by the Air Transport Research Society (for more information, go to www.atrsworld.org). It is undergoing $6 billion-plus in capital improvements, which include a new, energy-efficient rental car center; a new, 12-gate international terminal; and aesthetic and functional upgrades to its concourses, people movers and parking services. For more information, go to www.atlanta-airport.com. Check out the Airport’s YouTube channel by visiting www.youtube.com/AtlantaHartsfield, and become a fan on Facebook.

Katena Carvajales
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