717-200 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 601 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3336 times:
Pardon my ignorance but what is in YYC that justifies OZ flying a freighter
into there? Here at SEA we have Boeing, Microsoft et al and right now
it is the cherry season now up until the end of the month. OZ and KE are
getting many pallet loads of Bing and Rainier cherries going to Korea, Australia
and especially Japan. Is OZ using their own metal to these cargo destinations
or are they doing ACMI leases with Tradewinds and such?
C172Akula From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1011 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3306 times:
Yes Asiana is using their own a/c for the YYC route. I'm not entirely sure on what it is they are picking up here though. Keep in mind that we also have Cargolux into YYC running over to Europe a few times a week as well.
Calgary has been expanding very strongly into the cargo market in the last few years. For a while back when Asiana started the route Korean Air Cargo was also running the same route, but have since pulled out.
Fly2YYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 1066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3177 times:
Fast Facts about Exports/Imports into Alberta
-Korea is the Alberta's 5th largest trade partner
-Two way trade amounted valued at approximately $977 million
-Exports to Korea included woodpulp, antifreeze(?), wheat and agri-food products, nickel and coal
-Imports to Alberta included motor vehicle and parts, telecommunications equipment parts, and computers/parts
-Previous to BSE Korea was importing $42.5 million in beef imports, pork imports though amounted to $23.8 million
-Korean National Oil Company (KNOC) signed a MOU for oil sands investment
I'd say pretty decent for a twice weekly(Tuesday/Thursdays) service for this market. The flight goes ICN-ORD-YYC-ICN if Im reading correctly(off their schedule on Asiana Cargo). It looks like they've done away with the stop in ANC.