Swissport to support airline start-up in South Korea

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Aero K, a new low cost carrier from South Korea, has contracted ground services from Swissport at Cheongju International airport.

Starting April 1, 2021, Swissport AIK, a joint venture between Swissport and Aero K Holdings, will provide airport ground services for Aero K, South Korea’s newest low-cost carrier.

From Cheongju International airport, Aero K will fly three times daily with Airbus A320 aircraft to Jeju International airport, a popular island holiday destination off the southern coast of the Korean peninsula. Following a successful domestic launch, and once COVID-19 international travel regulations permit, Aero K intends to introduce international flights to destinations in China, Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam.

“Swissport is excited to support the launch of this exciting new entrant to the local market through our second joint venture in South Korea,” said Swissport`s Senior Vice President for Asia, Toralf Sonntag. “We will combine our global expertise and local knowledge to support a successful start of Aero K in April and to ensure a reliable and punctual operation.”

Swissport in South Korea is providing airport ground services and air cargo handling for 27 airline customers with a workforce of some 850 qualified staff, among others, at South Korea’s largest airport, Incheon International.

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