South Korea charters 88 flights to Singapore for strawberry exports

Source: Fresh Plaza

South Korea’s agricultural ministry has stated it has operated 88 chartered flights to Singapore since December last year. This is intended to aid local strawberry farmers facing troubles in shipping their produce amid the pandemic.

Through the agreement with Korean Air Lines Co., South Korea operated four chartered flights a week, to carry a total of 958 tons of strawberries to the Southeast Asian country over the December-April period, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. reports that, in terms of value, the amount shipped reached US$15.2 million, up 21 percent from the same period a year earlier.