Since starting cargo operations in December 2021, Air Premia’s services has grown with 150 to 200 tonnes of cargo passing through its warehouse at Incheon International Airport a week, heading for destinations across Asia, Europe and the US.
Flights to Los Angeles were launched in the summer of 2022 with Newark Liberty joining the network in May this year and charter services to European destinations including Frankfurt, Barcelona and Oslo starting this summer.
Air Premia primarily manages its passenger services with Globe Air Cargo Korea managing cargo services from cargo sales and reservations to managing the handling of regular and charter flights.
H.E. Shin, CEO of Globe Air Cargo Korea, says since starting cargo operations, Air Premia’s fleet has grown to 5 Boeing 787-9s with another 4 to come before the end of next year, by which time the airline will be profitable.
Shin says, “In that time, Globe Air Cargo Korea has created a firm cargo customer base and we are looking forward to also promoting the upcoming network expansion which offers forwarders excellent and much-needed capacity to key destinations out of Incheon Airport.”
Adrien Thominet, Executive Chairman of ECS Group, adds, “It is impressive to see how quickly Air Premia and Globe Air Cargo Korea are ramping up cargo operations since the first passenger-to-cargo charter flight in late December 2021. And this growth is proof that an ambitious, modern airline with an experienced cargo GSSA partner at its side, can carve a strong niche in a competitive market long served by established national carriers.”