Cargolux has signed a cooperation agreement with Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) today that allows both partners access to each other’s capacity through code-share and space swap agreements.
Cargolux now has access to NCA’s flights from Frankfurt Hahn to Tokyo Narita while NCA has access to its flights from Luxembourg to Narita. The carrier says it is a major milestone in its operations to Japan, which, traditionally, has been an important market for Cargolux.
As per today’s agreement Cargolux plans to operate a weekly flight from Luxembourg to Tokyo Narita. Cargolux Italia will stop its operations to Narita, but will maintain its services to Osaka (Kansai).
The codeshare operation is planned to start in the summer season of 2018. Both airlines consider the agreement as a first step towards a potentially deeper cooperation.
In addition to this opportunity to develop its activity at Narita, Cargolux also intends to further develop operations through Komatsu. Together with Cargolux Italia’s operations to Osaka, Cargolux says it is well placed to provide its customers with comprehensive services to and from Japan.
Cargolux already has an extensive cooperation agreement with Emirates SkyCargo, which was signed at this year’s Air Cargo Europe in June.