New ANA maindeck service to Changi

Singapore’s Changi Airport Group (CAG) has gained a new maindeck service with the arrival of ANA Cargo’s inaugural flight from Okinawa, Japan. From 14 May the Japanese freight carrier will operate six weekly Okinawa-Singapore-Tokyo Narita services, utilising B767-300F aircraft.


New ANA maindeck service to Changi


Singapore’s Changi Airport Group (CAG) has gained a new maindeck service with the arrival of ANA Cargo’s inaugural flight from Okinawa, Japan. From 14 May the Japanese freight carrier will operate six weekly Okinawa-Singapore-Tokyo Narita services, utilising B767-300F aircraft.

With strong demand for fresh and high-quality Japanese food products, this new service will widen distribution channels for these products to Singapore and its neighbouring markets, CAG said. ANA Cargo will also be able to tap dedicated temperature-controlled facilities at Changi Airport to extend the cold supply chain for perishables and pharmaceuticals, as well as increase transhipment cargo loads to Southeast Asia and South Asia.

Despite challenging conditions in the global cargo market, ANA Cargo has been forging ahead, increasing its flight frequency and up-gauging 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.

In 2013, cargo carried by ANA to and from Singapore grew 53 per cent compared to a year ago. CAG’s assistant VP for cargo & logistics development, 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.