Cargolux Italia and Nippon Cargo launch codeshare flights


Cargolux Italia and Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) have entered into a partnership agreement for codeshare cargo flights.

They will operate services from Milan Malpensa Airport in Italy, to Kansai International Airport, in Japan, and from Malpensa to Narita International Airport, in Japan. All are subject to approvals from the aviation authorities.

The cooperation between Cargolux Italia and NCA and 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 Airport to Narita in addition to three weekly Cargolux flights from Luxembourg Airport to Komatsu Airport.

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 agreement significantly boosts Cargolux’s presence in the Japanese market that has long played an important role in the Group’s Far Eastern network.

Cargolux Italia says the 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.