Asiana Airlines (OZ, Seoul Incheon) has entered into an agreement with Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.wherein its Atlas Air (5Y, New York JFK) unit will operate one of its B747-400(F)s for Asiana Cargo.

The US firm said in a press release the contract is initially for one aircraft to be provided and operated by Atlas Air and to be flown on key global routes across the transpacific, connecting Korea with several destinations in the U.S.

Service is scheduled to begin this month.

Asiana's in-house cargo operations currently entail six B747-400(BDSF)s, four B747-400(FCSD)s, and one B767-300(ERF) used to serve destinations in Thailand, the United States, China, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Belgium, Italy, Russia, Japan, Austria, Italy, and Germany.