ANA Cargo launches freighter service to Singapore
CAG says that the new service will widen distribution channels for these products to Singapore and its neighbouring markets with strong demand for fresh and high-quality Japanese food products.
May 19, 2014
On May 14 the Changi Airport Groupreceived ANA Cargo’s freighter from Okinawa. ANA will operate six weekly Okinawa-Singapore-Tokyo Narita services, utilising the Boeing 767-300F aircraft.
According to CAG, this new service will widen distribution channels for these products to Singapore and its neighbouring markets with strong demand for fresh and high-quality Japanese food products. It adds that ANA Cargo will also be able to tap on dedicated temperature-controlled facilities at Changi Airport to extend the cold supply chain for perishables and pharmaceuticals, as well as increase trans-shipment cargo loads to Southeast Asia and South Asia.
Despite challenging conditions in the global cargo market, ANA Cargo says it has been: “forging ahead,” increasing its flight frequency and upgauging its aircraft to ramp up operations at Changi Airport. The airline also recently relocated its Asia Cargo Office from Hong Kong to Singapore, which serves its networks across Southeast Asia and South Asia.
CAG’s Assistant Vice President for Cargo and Logistics Development, Mr James Fong, said, “We are delighted to welcome ANA Cargo’s new freighter service to Singapore. While the outlook for the global airfreight sector remains flat, this is an example of CAG’s commitment in partnering our airline partners to explore new opportunities and stimulate growth in niche cargo segments as well as overall traffic to emerging economies in the region.”