All Nippon Airways (ANA) will expand its Los Angeles-Tokyo Narita freighter service with the use of B777 freighters on the back of growing demand.
The airline said that its B777Fs offer around 100 tons of capacity, which is double that of the B767Fs currently used on the route.
ANA reported growing demand for cargo transportation between Asia and North America, such as automobile parts from Japan and perishables from North America.
This increased capacity and aircraft size also makes the aircraft appropriate for the transportation of semiconductors, engines and other large goods, ANA said.
“A number of factors have led to increased demand for cargo flights connecting Japan and North America,” said Toshiaki Toyama, executive vice president of ANA and president of ANA Cargo Inc. “We are proud to have a fleet of capable aircraft that is able to meet the demand and support global supply chains in operation at this critical time.”
The first flight is scheduled to operate on April 23.
“These goods will be delivered as far as Southeast Asia via Tokyo Narita, demonstrating the advantages of ANA’s efficient air freighter network,” ANA added.
This is the latest ANA route to welcome the B777F, following its current use on routes to Shanghai, Chicago, Frankfurt and Bangkok.
During March 2021, ANA plans to operate a total of 2,349 cargo flights, a monthly record high for the airline.
ANA currently owns a total of 11 freighters (two Boeing 777 Freighters and nine 767 Freighters).
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