South Korea’s main international gateway, Incheon International Airport, has signed a new partnership agreement with Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport.
The pact will see the two airports jointly promote existing passenger services between DFW and Incheon, as well as sharing information and best practices in a range of areas including sustainability, customer service, engineering, airport amenities and airfield operations.
“As peers and partners, DFW and Incheon share a common objective to improve our own position among the world’s most highly regarded airports,” said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW. “This agreement marks a key milestone for DFW International Airport. We have a great deal of respect for Incheon International Airport, which is unquestionably a global leader setting a new standard for airports around the world. Incheon also provides a new model of airline and government partnership that we can learn from.”
Currently, Korean Air offers five flights per week between Incheon and DFW, with plans to add two more weekly flights next year. From today, Asiana Airlines began five times weekly cargo flights on the route, in addition to Korean Air’s eight weekly freighter flights.
Between them, DFW and Incheon catered to more than 90 million passengers in 2011.