RFD welcomes newest cargo airline Korean Air

Korean Air will now make a stop in the Forest City five times a week.
Published: Nov. 1, 2021 at 3:42 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - New changes fly into the Chicago Rockford International Airport as it welcomes a cargo airline all the way from Inchon, South Korea.

Korean Air will stop in the Forest City five times a week between Wednesday and Sunday.

Cargo will include items like medical supplies, automotive parts and more.

RFD Deputy Director of Operations and Planning Zack Oakley says the airport fought for a deal like this for nearly 15 years.

He feels the new cargo shipments come at a time when the country needs it most.

“Supply chains are so challenged right now, these things, they have to get into market quickly,” Oakley said. “Might be medical supply, might be automotive parts, but things to keep the manufacturing process moving throughout the county as well.”

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