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SAS Cargo signs block-space deal with Korean Air

SAS Cargo signs block-space deal with Korean Air

   Scandinavian Airlines Systems’ cargo division said it has reserved 50 tons of space on a new weekly Korean Air Cargo 747-400 freighter leg from Chicago to Oslo, Norway.

   SAS Cargo, which does not own any of its own freighters, sought the extra capacity to meet demand for larger shipments, particularly for customers in the oil industry. SAS said the round-the-world flight (Seoul/Chicago/Oslo/Seoul) will depart Chicago on Friday night, enabling North Sea oil rigs to receive needed equipment early the following week.

   Under an existing contract, SAS Cargo blocks 50 tons of space apiece on weekly flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Copenhagen, Denmark, and Oslo.

   The new space-sharing arrangement will partially replace capacity lost when a contract for dedicated space with Singapore Airlines Cargo for service from Chicago to Copenhagen expires at the end of October.