Air, Freight News

APEX Partners with Asiana Cargo to introduce service at Rickenbacker

[ August 29, 2019   //   ]

Asiana Cargo completed its inaugural scheduled flight between Wuhan, China, and Rickenbacker International Airport the weekend of August 24 marking entry into Columbus, Ohio, for both the airline and the freight-forwarder APEX Logistics.

“APEX Logistics has a long-term vision to grow and connect Asia directly to the Midwest U.S. market through Rickenbacker and Chicago International Airport,” said Elsie Qian, Chief Executive Officer Americas at APEX. “Rickenbacker’s unparalleled geography and speed to market, along with the freight-friendly mentality of the region, will set us apart from competitors.”

Asiana Cargo’s inaugural flight landed Aug. 24, kicking off weekly scheduled flights carrying freight between Rickenbacker International Airport and the airline’s global hub in Incheon International Airport.

Asiana joins AirBridgeCargo, Cargolux, Cathay Pacific Cargo, China Airlines Cargo, Emirates SkyCargo and Etihad Cargo to operate up to 20 scheduled weekly international flights at Rickenbacker. Numerous world-class freighter operators also provide regular, on-demand charter services.

“By focusing their growth strategy on Rickenbacker, APEX and Asiana Cargo are able to connect China and key Asian origins directly with nearly half of the U.S. and one-third of the Canadian populations from one convenient, reliable location,” said Joseph Nardone, President & CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, which operates Rickenbacker.