All Nippon Airways (ANA) says in future it will able to better demand for cargo transport after revealing plans in its Fiscal Year 2019 flight schedule to introduce a new Boeing 777 Freighter to operate between Japan and North America.
The Japanese carrier said this builds upon the changes to its passenger operations and coincides with projected increases in demand over the medium to long term for routes between Asia and North America.
ANA also said it plans to accelerate growth by expanding its international belly network and in 2019 it will develop new routes to areas where service was not previously available. New destinations include Perth in Western Australia and Chennai in Southern India.
These decisions it said were based on ANA Group’s Mid-Term Corporate Strategy for FY2018-2022. ANA added it will further strengthen the ‘Tokyo Metropolitan Dual Hub Model’ that makes full use of both Haneda and Narita airports.
ANA said it will continue to maintain and improve profitability by optimising the size of the aircraft in accordance with demand trends and the competitive environment, all while also flexibly adjusting aircraft types in use.
ANA will deploy Japan’s first Airbus A380 aircraft on its Hawaii route, and plans to improve profitability by introducing the Boeing 787-10, the latest model in the Boeing 787 series, to its Southeast Asian routes. This new addition is expected to capture the increasing demand for connection traffic via Japan.