JAPAN: ANA gains as JAL phases out freighters

All Nippon Airways increased its international cargo volume for the 12th consecutive month in August, soaring 30.2 per cent to 39,110 tonnes. The yearon- year pace of growth slowed from 36.8 per cent in July. ANA’s domestic cargo volume also grew for the ninth straight month in August, rising 5.6 per cent to 39,873 tonnes. […]


All Nippon Airways increased its international cargo volume for the 12th consecutive month in August, soaring 30.2 per cent to 39,110 tonnes. The yearon- year pace of growth slowed from 36.8 per cent in July. ANA’s domestic cargo volume also grew for the ninth straight month in August, rising 5.6 per cent to 39,873 tonnes. The year-on-year pace of growth quickened from 3.7 per cent in July. In the April-August period, ANA’s international cargo volume totaled 198,414 tonnes, up 42.2 per cent from a year earlier. ANA’s domestic cargo volume between April and August amounted to 192,623 tonnes, up 3.9 per cent from a year earlier. ANA’s gain has come largely as a result of Japan Airline’s withdrawal from the freighter market, which will be complete by end-October. JAL’s international cargo volume dipped for the third straight month in August, plummeting 12.8 per cent to 40,880 tonnes. The year-on-year pace of decline in August was faster in June and July. JAL’s domestic cargo volume also fell for the second consecutive month in August, declining 2.5 per cent to 39,555 tonnes. The year-on-year pace of decline quickened from 1 per cent in July.