Both airlines have signed a partnership agreement for operating code-share cargo flights ass of 4th November from Milan Malpensa to Kansai International and to Tokyo Narita. The deal is
still subject to approval from the aviation authorities of both countries.
According to Cargolux, the cooperation with Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) “represents an improved offering on the routes between Italy and Japan that also include two weekly flights from Milan
Malpensa to Osaka and four weekly flights from Milan Linate to Narita in addition to three weekly Cargolux flights from Luxembourg to Komatsu.”
NCA believes that “this code-share scheme adding direct flights to KIX on top of NRT will surely enhance our service offerings.”
Shippers benefit from joint services
Cargolux’s Head of PR and Communication Moa Sigurdardottir goes on to say that all flights benefit from connections to the Cargolux trucking networks in Europe and Japan, offering shippers several daily services between major European industrial centers and Japan.
The accord “significantly boosts Cargolux’s presence in the Japanese market” that has long played an important role in the Group’s Far Eastern network.
States Luxembourg’s flag carrier: “The Cargolux Italia flights introduce another fast and reliable freight lane for shippers in the Tokyo area to Europe, as well as opening up a new destination in Japan for European shippers.”