Air Busan latest LCC to launch cargo services

South Korea’s Air Busan has announced that it has obtained a license from the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, making it eligible to operate an international cargo transport business.


Air Busan latest LCC to launch cargo services


South Korea’s Air Busan has announced that it has obtained a license from the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, making it eligible to operate an international cargo transport business. The airline, an affiliate of Asiana Airlines, will start operating its cargo business in March 2014, starting with its Busan-Taipei and Busan-Hong Kong routes before expanding to other international routes.

Air Busan is the latest local lowcost carrier to obtain a cargo license after Jeju Air received its approval in January 2012, followed by Eastar Jet and T’Way Airlines in November 2012 and Jin Air in November last year.

“Because all local LCCs have now entered into the international cargo business, they have secured a new platform to grow,” the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said in a statement. “We expect that this will enhance customers’ comfort and tap a niche market, transporting a small volume of cargo to smaller airports, which large cargo jets can’t do.”