Freight ANA and NCA agree on business partnership
All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) signed a deal about a strategic business partnership.
The aim of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is, to improve the service and corporate value of the two airlines. According to a statement released by ANA, three key elements will give added value to ANA´s and NCA´s customers.
Firstly, both airlines have agreed on a codeshare agreement. Within the first half of 2018, both airlines will add codeshares to each other´s flights. This will enable customers to connect seamlessly between the networks. More flights will be made available for the customers, as well as a wider range of choices for the partner´s customers. ANA and NCA hope, that especially ANA´s Boeing 767 operations to China and Asia, and NCA´s Boeing 747F services to Europe and North America will experience better utilization.
Secondly, the airlines plan to be more effective in using each other´s cargo space. ANA and NCA are willing to expand existing block space agreements and to provide a more reliable and convenient connection service.
Furthermore, the MOU includes an agreement about maintenance support. ANA will support NCA´s operations by providing maintenance resources. Both technical abilities and knowledge will be shared between the carriers.
The statement concluded: “With this new partnership, ANA and NCA hope to provide their customers access to a large global freight network, highest quality of service, and convenient and flexible choices, responding to the growing demand.”
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. Its fleet includes 218 aircraft, such as Airbus A320 family, Boeing 737 Next Gen., or long-haul aircraft like Boeing 777 and B787. ANA also uses its B767 and B777-200 to serve domestic routes. The airlines´ portfolio displays 97 destinations. ANA is in the Star Alliance.
Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) is a cargo airline, which is headquartered at Narita International Airport near Tokyo. The carrier serves European and North American destinations. Currently, the airline operates with three Boeing 747-400 freighters and eight Boeing 747-8 freighters. 20 destinations are being served overall.
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