Air Premia currently operates PACC flights, and is looking to operate passenger flights once the Vaccinated Travel Lane programme is extended to them
On 25 December 2021, South Korea’s Air Premia launched a weekly PACC flight from Incheon to Singapore, providing additional capacity to support the strong air cargo demand on the Singapore-Korea trade lane. Inbound cargo consists of test kits, agricultural products, the much-loved Korean strawberries, e-commerce goods and fabric, while outbound cargo includes perfumes and cosmetics, food products, as well as electronic parts. In February 2022, Air Premia plans to double this frequency to a twice weekly flight.
Mr Sean C. Kang, Sr. Executive Vice President, Air Cargo Business, Air Premia, said, “Singapore is a key air hub in Asia at the centre of passenger and cargo traffic, thus Changi was chosen as a priority destination for Asia. In our current initial phase of operations, Air Premia will focus on import and export cargo, and we expect to handle transhipments when our fleet and network expands.
“At present, the Vaccinated Travel Lane program is applied to selected flights on the Singapore-Korea route. Once the Vaccinated Travel Lane programme is extended to Air Premia, we look forward to operating passenger flights to Singapore.”
For its efforts to grow the Changi air cargo hub, it was named the ‘Best Airport – Asia (Over 1m tonnes)’ at the 2021 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards by Asia Cargo News and ‘Asia Pacific Airport of the Year’ at Payload Asia Awards 2021.