Starting from February 21, 2020, Korean Air will commence the new scheduled cargo flight from Incheon (Seoul) to Budapest and Frankfurt, deploying the Boeing 777F freighter.
To meet the growing air cargo demand to Hungary, the airline will operate cargo flights twice a week, on Fridays and Sundays. It will depart from Incheon at 07:20 and return after making stops at Budapest and Frankfurt. With the sharp boost of air cargo demand to Hungary due to the import for mobile devices from China and e-commerce from Korea, Korean Air forecasts improved profitability by developing the new cargo market.
The above was posted on the cargo.koreanair.com website, few days before the frist Korean Air Cargo Boeing 777F landed at Budapest International Airport. A media event was organised on the 21th february, for the momentous event. Korean and hungarian VIP quest were included as well.
The Korean Air Cargo will do two flights a week as mentioned above. Both days the plane is planed to arrive around 10:40 to Budapest (local time) and will departure to Frankfurt at 13:05 (also local time). Korean Air will do passenger service to Budapest from the 23rd of May, three times a week. The days will be Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. It planed departure will be from Soeul to Budapest at 12:00 and arrive to Budapest at 16:25 (local time). At 18:30 it will depart back to South-Korea and arrive in Incheon at 12:30 the next day. One Airbus A330-200 will be used for the route.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Levente Magyar (on the right) receives a symbolic airplane modell on the ceremony:
Rolf Schnitzler the CEO of Budapest Airport (on the right):