KAL's parent Hanjin launches new cargo terminal in Uzbekistan

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Korean Air's (KAL) parent Hanjin Group has opened a new cargo terminal at Uzbekistan's Navoi International Airport.

The 160,382 sq ft terminal will be able to handle 100,000t of cargo a year and will be upgraded to handle 500,000t a year eventually, says KAL. Hanjin manages the airport together with the Uzbekistan government.

"The new Navoi cargo terminal has been designed based on Korean Air's state-of-the-art cargo terminals at Incheon International Airport," says KAL's president and chief operating officer Chang Hoon Chi.

"Korean Air will spare no effort in supporting the growth of Navoi into Central Asia's best logistics hub."

The carrier plans to launch new cargo routes from Navoi this year to Istanbul, Dubai, Almaty and Dhaka, says KAL.