LOT Cargo and JAL Cargo sign cooperation agreement

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A LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 767 takes-off

LOT Cargo has signed a cooperation agreement with Japanese Airlines Cargo (JAL Cargo) opening up new cargo opportunities between Tokyo and Warsaw for both carriers.

As part of the initiative, JAL Cargo will be responsible for selling cargo space on LOT’s Boeing Dreamliners, and for handling aircraft at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport on the carrier’s Warsaw – Tokyo route, which operates three times a week starting from January next year.

LOT Cargo says it will be able to establish a strong position on this “dynamically growing market”. It will provide as much as 65 cubic meters of cargo space under the decks and can carry up to 15 tonnes of payload.

The general sales agreement will also see LOT Cargo and JAL Cargo offering cargo space on other routes they serve.

LOT Cargo director, Mariusz Kuczek (pictured), explains: “In a few months’ time, LOT will offer the quickest and the most efficient way to travel between Japan and new Europe.

“The new connection will offer great advantages for entrepreneurs too, as starting from January, they will be able to ship their goods between various airports in Japan and Central Europe easier and quicker.”

Kuczek says according to today’s figures, Japan’s exports to Poland are worth 1.1 billion euros, while imports exceed 1.5 billion euros per year.

“It is a huge potential that we are dealing with. So, we are even more delighted to be able to establish cooperation with such a renowned and experienced partner as JAL Cargo.

“By commencing cooperation with JAL Cargo, we intend to provide our customers with the highest standard of air cargo services. We do expect that the supply chains of our numerous logistics partners will be optimized as well,” Kuczek notes.

JAL Cargo cargo and mail executive officer, Tsuyoshi Yamamura, says by connecting LOT’s network with JAL’s variety of routes and services to and from cities in China and the other Asian countries, “LOT and JAL can greatly contribute not only to the provision of smooth air cargo service to customers in both regions and beyond, but also to the development of the economies between two countries. We are striving to meet the wide variety of logistic needs from our customers,” adds Yamamura.