ANA returns to Munich; to operate cargo-only flights
ANA will operate two cargo-only flights between Munich and Tokyo (Haneda), Japan on March 26 and March 28, using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner with a 35-tonne lower deck capacity. ANA added Munich to its international network in July 2010 with daily flights from Tokyo. Following the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and border closures, ANA took the decision to suspend its capacity between Munich and Haneda. By returning to Munich, we are reopening trade lanes between Japan and southern Germany for automotive parts, machinery, pharmaceuticals, and other general cargo as demand return.
As Sadami Sugimoto, vice president of ANA Cargo marketing and services, EMEA, said, “ANA's return to Munich is great news and the support from our customers and partners has been overwhelming. The reintroduction of cargo flights is an important step in strengthening economic relations between Japan and Germany. We will continue to explore all opportunities and also hope to resume passenger flights before long.” Since April 2020, 406 non-passenger cargo only fights (total over 8,500 tonnes) and 64 freighters (total over 5,000 tonnes) have been operated as of end of 15 March 2021 from Europe.
ANA plans to operate total of 518 of cargo-only flights (passenger aircraft and freighters) in the fiscal year 2020, ending in March. ANA is currently operating passenger and cargo-only flights from Frankfurt, London, Paris, and Brussels as well as a twice-weekly B777F Freighter from Frankfurt. In Germany, the cargo general sales agent, ATC Aviation Services AG, represents ANA Cargo.