All Nippon Airways (ANA) Cargo will start flying one of its two Boeing 777Fs on 29 October from Tokyo Narita International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Currently, the one of the carrier’s 777F flies five times a week from Tokyo Narita to Shanghai Pudong International Airport, but it will add the Chicago link to meet demand between Asia and North America, which it said it “expects to expand in the medium to long term”.
ANA Cargo operates a fleet of two B777Fs alongside, 12 B767Fs.
In a route schedule update for the second half of the year, the Japanese carrier also said that demand in some international cargo markets has slowed.
ANA added: “To combat this, ANA will continue working to steadily increase profitability by balancing and effectively utilising the airline charter cargo space and optimising its route network as well as the number of flights in accordance with demand trends and the competitive environment.”
ANA will also start new belly routes in the second half of the 2019 financial year, including from 1 September, a service from Tokyo Narita to Perth.
The airline will also start flying from Tokyo Narita to Chennai on 27 October, and Tokyo Narita to Vladivostok from March 2020.