Maersk Strengthens Global Cargo Network with New Route Connecting Cologne Bonn and Greenville-Spartanburg

Published: Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Danish logistics company A.P. Moller-Maersk is now connecting Cologne Bonn Airport with Greenville-Spartanburg Airport in the USA. Twice a week – on Thursdays and Sundays – aeroplanes bring cargo to the region in the US state of South Carolina. They mainly transport products for the automotive and healthcare industries.
“With Maersk, we have been able to gain an internationally active logistics company as a strong new partner for our airport, which we are very pleased about,” says Thilo Schmid, Managing Director of Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH. “This once again underlines the great importance of our location as a global hub for transporting air cargo.”
Maersk is an integrated logistics company headquartered in Copenhagen, operating in 130 countries and employing over 100,000 people worldwide. The flights between Cologne/Bonn and Greenville-Spartanburg are organized by Magma Aviation and operated by Air Atlanta Icelandic and ASL Airlines Belgium. The airport’s own ground staff services are responsible for handling the aircraft, while cargo handling is managed by the company dnata. The flights take place during the day and are operated by a Boeing B747-400F.
There are plans to increase frequencies on the route, which will enable cargo capacity to be increased. Maersk is also looking into expanding its activities on other routes from Cologne/Bonn. The subsidiary Maersk Air Cargo’s own aircraft could be used on these routes.
Cologne Bonn Airport is the third largest cargo airport in Germany and one of the top 10 in Europe. The airport has a prime location in the heart of Europe and has excellent connections to the motorway and other modes of transport.