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Vienna Airport Elevates Cargo Operations in Strategic Partnership with Incheon Airport and Korean Air

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Vienna Airport Elevates Cargo Operations in Strategic Partnership with Incheon Airport and Korean Air

Vienna Airport is solidifying its position as a key cargo hub for Asian markets through strategic collaborations with Incheon Airport in South Korea and Korean Air. These agreements, recently finalized during a visit to Seoul, aim to bolster air cargo capacities between Europe and Asia to meet rising demand.

Julian Jäger, Joint CEO and COO of Flughafen Wien AG, expressed optimism about the enhanced partnership with Korean Air and Incheon Airport, highlighting the potential for Vienna Airport to become the premier air cargo gateway to Asia. He emphasized the importance of infrastructure expansion to accommodate the growing demand for air transport services.

The Memorandum of Understanding with Incheon Airport signifies a significant step in Vienna Airport’s Asian strategy, aiming to strengthen its regional position and establish itself as a top-tier air cargo hub in Europe. The collaboration aims to leverage each other’s expertise in areas such as handling processes and logistics systems.

Vienna Airport also solidified its longstanding partnership with Korean Air, extending over two decades. Joint marketing initiatives and knowledge transfer initiatives are set to enhance services tailored to freight forwarders and shippers, further cementing Vienna Airport’s role as a gateway to Central and Eastern European markets.

Geographically situated at the heart of Europe, Vienna Airport benefits from its prime location, efficiently connecting Central, Eastern, and South-East Europe with Asian markets. Recent infrastructure investments, particularly in pharmaceutical handling facilities, underscore Vienna Airport’s commitment to providing high-quality services.

Furthermore, Vienna AirportCity offers an ideal operating environment for logistics companies and other sectors, boasting direct road and railway connections, modern office infrastructure, and proximity to airport logistics facilities. With approximately 23,000 employees across 250 companies, Vienna AirportCity provides a comprehensive range of amenities, transforming it into a vibrant hub for business and leisure activities.


Kinedyne Confirms Prattville Expansion Ready for Operations

Global cargo control technologies provider, Kinedyne shows no signs of slowing down offering its competitive and consolidated transportation-focused solutions portfolio. The company released information this week confirming the newest Prattville distribution center is fully operational and equipped to support the company’s efforts to improve order processing, lead time and accuracy thanks to advanced technology.

“With over 20 years of experience in operational strategy and global manufacturing, Doug Apelt, vice president – operations, oversees all operational processes in the United States and Canada,” Dan Schlotterbeck, president of Kinedyne LLC, said. “Doug’s operational expertise and leadership of the Prattville team has benefited this expansion initiative and continues to strengthen and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our overall North American operations.”

Kinedyne launched a different approach in operations in 2016 by combining engineering, manufacturing, quality control, supply chain management, customer service and government contract into operations. Boasting several decades and 300 employees in Prattville, the company is also recognized as one of the largest employers for Autauga County. Beyond Prattville, Kinedyne’s footprint spans across a robust network throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, all of which offer the company’s full line of cargo control, capacity and access products.

“This is an exciting opportunity for us to further improve operational integrity through process control and technological advancements,” Doug Apelt, vice president – operations for Kinedyne LLC, said. “Employees and customers will each enjoy the advantages generated by the additional facility, and it positions Kinedyne to successfully manage its customers’ expectations and our own future growth objectives.”