ANA Cargo becomes the first Japanese carrier to operate the Boeing 777F

posted on 2nd July 2019 by Justin Burns

All Nippon Airways (ANA) became the first Japanese carrier to start using the Boeing 777F to today which it has added to meet increasing cargo demand in Asia and North America.

From 2 July through to 25 August, 2019 the ‘BLUE JAY’ as the aircraft will be named is to operate five times a week from Tokyo Narita International Airport to Shanghai Pudong International Airport with a stop at Kansai International Airport.

Starting from 26 August, 2019 ANA Cargo will then operate the 777F five times a week from Narita International Airport to Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

“The Boeing 777F aircraft elevates the ANA fleet to a new level,” said Toshiaki Toyama, president of ANA Cargo. “These 777Fs are significantly larger than the Boeing 767F models used to ferry cargo in Asia, giving ANA additional flexibility in how the aircraft are used.

“The aircraft will aid in the expansion of ANA’s services to include a whole new set of customers and increase ANA’s ability to safely transport larger cargo.”

ANA currently boasts a strong Asian flight network centered around the Okinawa freight hub and is planning to expand its network in North America this year with the addition of large-scale cargo flights complementing its current passenger operations.

ANA will add cargo flights to its North American operations starting on 27 October, 2019 with a second Boeing 777F flights from Narita International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

The Japanese carrier said it is now providing a bespke ‘Prio Sensitive’ service for delicate cargo being transported by its Boeing 777F aircraft. This service offers an additional layer of protection to fragile cargo, such as semiconductor manufacturing equipment and medical equipment.

ANA is also offering a ‘Prio Vehicle’ service that will allow for the transportation of a variety of vehicles ranging from compact cars to SUVs.