ANA seeks clearance for cargo JV with United

ANA is seeking permission to form a transpacific cargo joint venture with its Star Alliance partner United Airlines.

All Nippon Airways ANA cargo joint venture United Airlines

Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has filed an application with the Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for antitrust immunity to enable ANA and United Airlines to create a more efficient and comprehensive trans-Pacific air cargo business network.

ANA says the trans-Pacific cargo JV would generate substantial service benefits for freight consumers. Upon completion of the Japanese and United States regulatory processes, United and ANA will be able to jointly manage trans-Pacific air cargo business activities including scheduling, pricing and sales. This will allow the carriers to offer customers a greater selection of routings and cargo space along with a wider range of service options.

United Airlines and ANA are members of Star Alliance, and this cargo JV will expand the relationship they have established on passenger service to the area of cargo service.