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Originally published October 31, 2013 at 6:01 AM | Page modified October 31, 2013 at 9:21 AM

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Asiana Airlines starts Sea-Tac cargo service

Asiana Airlines started cargo service this week at Sea-Tac Airport with a Boeing 747-400 freighter.


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SEATTLE —

Asiana Airlines started cargo service this week at Sea-Tac Airport with a Boeing 747-400 freighter.

The Port of Seattle says the Asiana service is part of its long-term push to triple cargo volume at the airport. The port is spending more than $20 million to improve parking and apron space for air freighters and expanding the underground fueling system.

Sea-Tac's air cargo trade with Asia increased more than 12 percent in 2012 thanks to exports of fruit, seafood and high-tech machinery. Air cargo trade increased only 2 percent overall as European cargo decreased.

The port says Asiana is the sixth carrier with regularly scheduled service at Sea-Tac. FedEx is the largest, accounting for 43 percent of the volume.



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