ANA to add two Boeing 777Fs to its fleet

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is to extend its fleet by adding two Boeing 777 Freighters to meet expanding market demands across Asia, China and North America.

The Japanese airline has been busy growing its freighter services and said delivery of both B777Fs is scheduled for sometime in 2019.

ANA Cargo vice president of corporate planning and administration, Hiroshi Sugiguchi said air cargo is an essential part of global trade growth.

He added: “We are committed to playing a critical role in further advancing Japan’s economic growth through trade and these new freighter airplanes will help us accomplish our goal.

“ANA will ensure that our cargo operations reflect the five-star service that we have garnered over the past several years.”

With this order, valued $678 million according to list prices, ANA will become the first airline in Japan to operate 777Fs.

ANA penned a memorandum of understanding with Nippon Cargo Airlines in March to operate codeshares, expand the existing interline and blockspace agreement and share maintenance support.

The carrier also expanded its cargo joint venture with United Airlines in February to cover transpacific flights from the US and Canada to Japan