Air Incheon quietly grows in its niche

South Korean all cargo startup, Air Incheon (KJ), is expanding its fleet, adding an additional B737-400SF to its current fleet of two aircraft, by end of the year.


Air Incheon quietly grows in its niche


South Korean all cargo startup, Air Incheon (KJ), is expanding its fleet, adding an additional B737-400SF to its current fleet of two aircraft, by end of the year. The fleet growth is resulting from an expanding market focus from oil and gas related cargo to include electronic components, alongside a growing feeder business.

“Although KJ is focused on niche markets with oil and gas cargo in Russia, we are also increasing our activities in the regional Japan and China markets with specific clients for electronic components.

We are also increasingly working with a number of larger carriers and acting as a feeder for US and EU bound flights, particularly from Japan,” said Eric Vercesi, vice president Air Incheon.

The carrier is currently flying five weekly rotations from ICN to NRT and recently increased from three to five weekly to YNT from ICN as well. “These allow for electronic cargo between Japan and China as our flights provide a very good connection schedules wise (ICN – NRT 18:00 / 20:20 and return to ICN at 23:30, connection to YNT morning 07:25 arriving in YNT at 07:40 local time),” Vercesi added.

Short-term plans include three weekly flights from ICN to KKJ Japan, allowing for deliveries to KIX and FUK. Schedules will be 23:30 departure from ICN, allowing for early morning deliveries to KIX and FUK, with these flights mostly catering to the electronic market.