ANA Cargo to Deploy Boeing 777 Freighters on Route Between Los Angeles and Tokyo-Narita
ANA is deploying Boeing 777 Freighters on the route between Los Angeles and Tokyo Narita Airport, doubling capacity to roughly 100 tons, compared to the carrier’s Boeing 767 Freighters.
On Friday (March 19, 2021), All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced they will deploy Boeing 777 Freighters on the cargo route between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT). The 777Fs have a capacity of approximately 100 tons, around twice as much as ANA Cargo’s Boeing 767 Freighters. The carrier is responding to increasing demand between Asia and North America, including auto parts from Japan and perishable goods from North America. The route between Narita and Los Angeles will operate with 777Fs from April 23, 2021 and the goods will be delivered as far as Southeast Asia via Tokyo-Narita.
In today’s announcement, ANA’s Vice President and President of ANA Cargo, Inc., Toshiaki Toyama, said,
“A number of factors have led to increased demand for cargo flights connecting Japan and North America. 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 Los Angeles-Tokyo-Narita cargo service is the airline’s latest route to welcome the 777F, joining current service to Shanghai, Chicago, Frankfurt and Bangkok. ANA plans on operating 2,349 cargo flights in March, a record for the company. Through the third quarter of the current fiscal year, ANA Cargo’s revenue has reached record levels. All Nippon Airways owns a total of 11 dedicated freighters including two 777Fs and nine 767Fs.
Founded in 1952, ANA serves 82 international and 118 domestic destinations from their duel Tokyo hubs at Narita and Haneda airports. The carrier has been a Star Alliance partner since 1999 and currently has joint partnerships with United Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines. The ANA Group also owns Japanese low-cost carrier (LCC) Peach Aviation Limited. ANA has approximately 43,000 employees and operates a fleet of 260 aircraft. Additionally, the carrier was the launch customer and is the largest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Family aircraft.
Source: All Nippon Airways