Nippon Cargo Airlines enter into codeshare with Cargolux

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Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) is continuing to enter into business partnerships by agreeing to start codeshares of cargo flights with Luxembourg based Cargolux Airlines International.

Subject to government approval, the two airlines will start the codeshare on 27 March 2018 from Luxembourg to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, which operates on Tuesdays.

The flight, which will operate under the codes CV9442 and KZ8039 will depart Luxembourg at 19.40h and arrive in Tokyo at 16.25h the next day.

This is the third strategic partnership Nippon Cargo Airlines has signed in a month, following deals with Singapore Airlines Cargo (SIA) and All Nippon Airways.

The Singapore Airlines deal was a memorandum of understanding building on existing block space agreements and adding codeshare services on routes between Tokyo and Singapore from 1 April 2018.

NCA operates six weekly scheduled cargo services to Changi Airport from Tokyo Narita and SIA operates two daily flights to Tokyo Narita and three a day to Tokyo Haneda Airport.

The memorandum of understanding with All Nippon Airways will consist of a codeshare agreement using NCA’s B747Fs to North America and Europe, and ANA’s Boeing 767 operation to China and Asia, and ANA’s plans to introduce Boeing 777 Freighters to further increase customer choice; a block space agreement and maintenance support.