MIAMI – Airlines bereft of passenger revenues have pivoted to meet surging global cargo demand, and airlines like All Nippon Airways (NH), with dedicated freighters, are taking advantage.

ANA, which operates 11 dedicated freighters, today announced it is upgrading service to Los Angeles (LAX) with the Boeing 777F on flights to and from Tokyo’s Narita airport (NRT) effective April 23. This doubles the capacity from the usual Boeing 767F to transport semiconductors, engines, and other large goods to other airports.

“A number of factors have led to increased demand for cargo flights connecting Japan and North America,” said Toshiaki Toyama, executive vice president of ANA and president of ANA Cargo Inc. “We are proud to have a fleet of capable aircraft that is able to meet the demand and support global supply chains in operation at this critical time.”

Boeing 767-381(ER), ANA Cargo JP7552096. Photo: shimin (GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2, via Wikimedia Commons

Response to demand

ANA is responding to the growing demand for cargo transportation between Asia and North America, such as automobile parts from Japan and perishables from North America.

LAX is the latest destination for NH’s Boeing 777F, following its current routes to Shanghai, Chicago, Frankfurt and Bangkok.

This month alone, ANA plans to operate 2,349 cargo flights, a monthly record high for the airline. The carrier currently owns a total of 11 freighters (two Boeing 777Fs and nine 767Fs, the latter pictured above).

Featured image: ANA Boeing 777F. Photo: Misael Ocasio Hernandez/Airways