SOUTH KOREA: Korean Air begins cargo service to St. Petersburg

Korean Air has started, from end- March, a twice weekly cargo service to St. Petersburg, Russia. The Seoul/ Incheon-St. Petersburg freighters will operate utilising a Boeing 747-400F with a hundred tonnes of capacity. Russia’s economy recorded a growth of 3.7 per cent last year and it is expected to grow by another four per cent […]


Korean Air has started, from end- March, a twice weekly cargo service to St. Petersburg, Russia. The Seoul/ Incheon-St. Petersburg freighters will operate utilising a Boeing 747-400F with a hundred tonnes of capacity. Russia’s economy recorded a growth of 3.7 per cent last year and it is expected to grow by another four per cent each year over the coming two years. As a result of this steady rise in economic activities more and more companies have decided to enter the Russian markets through cities such as St. Petersburg, the second-largest city in the country. One of the key growth engines of St. Petersburg is the automobile industry. Industry giants such as GM, Ford, Nissan and Hyundai have all set up manufacturing plants there and are increasing their investment in the region.