"The new service will provide greater connectivity for businesses in Shandong Province and northeast China by directly connecting Qingdao to Incheon, South Korea, and to UPS's global network including the US, Europe and UPS's Intra-Asia hub in the Philippines," UPS said.
UPS signed an agreement with Shanghai Airport Group earlier this month to establish a UPS international air hub at Pudong International Airport in 2007 and has also started service between the US and Guangzhou in southern China.
The right to operate the new flights comes after the US Department of Transportation awarded 12 additional frequencies to UPS last November following an aviation accord between the US and China.
Want more analysis like this? CAPA Membership gives you access to all news and analysis on the site, along with access to many areas of our comprehensive databases and toolsets.
Find out more and take a free trial.