Korean Air recently launched cargo flights between Incheon and Delhi. Korean Air is currently operating direct passenger flights from Incheon to Mumbai and Delhi, three and five times a week respectively. The decision to introduce the cargo flight accompanies the South Korean government’s new diplomatic strategy to strengthen partnership with India and rapid growth of the Indian market. Korean Air operates with its Boeing 777F freighter three times a week (Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday).The flight departs at 11:10 PM from Incheon, makes a stop at Hanoi and arrives at Delhi at 6:15 AM the next day. From Delhi to Incheon, there are two stops at Vienna, Austria and Milan, Italy.“Demand for air cargo from Asia to India has shown a sharp boost recently; an average of 6.5% annual increase in the last three years,” a Korean Air spokesperson said. “We are anticipating new demand and improved profitability through optimised cargo routes.”Meanwhile, Korean Air is preparing to take a new leap forward in the air cargo business, celebrating its 50th anniversary next year. The airline will be using its next-generation freighters such as Boeing 777F and Boeing 747-8F, as well as its new air cargo system ‘iCargo’ to improve customer services.
It seems as though pot-bellied pigs are not the only four-legged friends to enter the world of air travel. Virgin America recently announced that Boo, a Pomeranian pooch, is their newest brand ambassador.The ‘Cutest Dog in the World’ can now also add Official Pet Liaison to his title. His duties include patrolling airports, offering pet-friendly advice to the airline and simply looking ‘cute’. Boo is quoted as saying that he considers his new role ‘an honour to bestow upon just a little pup with big hair’.Image courtesy of Virgin AmericaBut he’s no stranger to the limelight, with nearly five million Facebook likes, a series of popular YouTube videos and celebrity friends like Khloe Kardashian (oh lucky him! – Ed). He also has his own book, featuring photos of him flashing the camera those puppy-dog eyes and playing with his best pal, a similarly-afflicted toy dog named Buddy.Fans have showed this pedigree chum lots of love on Facebook, with comments generally along the lines of ‘awww soooo cute’. This is a miraculous comeback for Boo after he was the victim of a Twitter death hoax earlier this year.However, he has got some stiff competition in the category for ‘Cutest Airplane Passenger’. Last year Columbus Zoo checked a baby cheetah into the cabin. Delta Air Lines also gave a pair of penguins the run of the aisles as they travelled from SeaWorld to New York for the premiere of ‘Frozen Planet’.Penguins = funny; baby cheetah = cute, but Boo’s fans would presumably still reckon he’d beat them hands down in a pout-out.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedDog holidays: 9 best dog-friendly places to stay and visitNine of the world’s most dog-friendly hotels and attractions if you want to go on holiday with your dog.Pet travel: flying with pets, airline policies and feesThinking of flying with pets? If you’re planning a trip with your best friend then you need to know how much it’ll cost and that your animal will be transported safely and in comfort. Here’s everything you need to know about travelling with your beloved pet, from taking your dog…Win a flight to spaceBranson boldly goes… and the pick of the rest of the week’s travel stories.