ANA considering SE Asian cargo hub

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is considering adding a new cargo hub somewhere in Southeast Asia and increasing international destinations, according to Shinya Katanozaka, the incoming president of ANA’s parent company, ANA Holdings.


ANA considering SE Asian cargo hub


All Nippon Airways (ANA) is considering adding a new cargo hub somewhere in Southeast Asia and increasing international destinations, according to Shinya Katanozaka, the incoming president of ANA’s parent company, ANA Holdings.

Speaking with Kyodo News, Katanozaka said a new Southeast Asia hub will be crucial for the growth of ANA’s cargo business as demand grows for Japanese products in the region. Katanozaka also said he wants ANA to focus on more international destinations because of the ongoing decline in the Japanese population, which has led to weaker demand for domestic traffic.

With a fleet of ten B767-300Fs, ANA currently maintains a major logistics hub at Okinawa Naha Airport, which provides convenient access to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Osaka, Qingdao, Incheon, Shanghai Pudong, Singapore, Taipei and Tokyo. It has also entered into a partnership with Lufthansa Cargo on flights between Europe and Japan and with United Airlines Cargo on flights between the US and Japan.