IAG Cargo restarts direct London to Seoul to boost trade

IAG Cargo restarts an important trade route between London and Seoul, with regular flights operating three times a week.

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IAG Cargo, the cargo division of British Airways parent IAG, has announced a return of its direct service from the UK to South Korea.

Halted due to the pandemic, the London Heathrow (LHR) and Seoul-Incheon (ICN) route is significant for the export of pharmaceutical goods across the world, the cargo carrier noted.

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IAG Cargo says South Korea is a high growth market for UK exports, and as one of the largest exporters of electronics and auto parts, the airline could see those loaded on return trips.

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,” said Alec Rayner, area commercial manager for Japan & Korea.

The LHRICN service, which will run year-round, three times a week on 787sis the latest in a series of restarts for IAG Cargo, such as its London to Japan resumption last month. Charter flights are also available for urgent air cargo.

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