TAD logistic has launched first direct cargo flight Air ‘Incheon – Korean Airlines’ from Bangladesh to South Korea on Saturday (12 November) morning.

The first cargo flight from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka departed Saturday morning. Initially, two flights will be operated weekly.

TAD Group Managing Director Md. Ashikur Rahman Tuhin said, “The cargo flights will help our export process to grow revenue and this direct flight will operates 2 days in a week. We are planning to expand the flights on the route 5 days in a week based on the market demand,”

“Now, maintained by market demand and with an eye on business continuity, entrepreneurs are looking for reliable alternatives to import and export products,” he added.

This service will save our time and for any urgent cargo, it will make sure same day arrival, Ashikur Rahman Tuhin added.

The same day arrival facility helps to increase perishable export Volume from Bangladesh. Leather, leather goods, Crabs, RMG, Eels fish human hair is the main export item from Bangladesh to South Korea.

The apparel sector expects to hit the $1 billion mark export to Korea in the current fiscal year with a diverse basket of items like lingerie, denim, shirt, jacket and pullover, said the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).

Business insiders say with apparel manufacturing increasingly moving out of China because of rising costs, Bangladeshi entrepreneurs now have the opportunity to grab the Korean market that currently sources 34% of their clothing items from Beijing. 

Since 2017, Bangladesh’s stake in the Korean clothing market has kept on growing but at a slow pace and reached a little over 4% with export earnings at $440 million in FY22, according to the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB). 


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