Nippon Cargo Airlines to resume freighter services between Narita and Europe

Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) will resume freighter services between Tokyo Narita International Airport and Europe on Friday (5 October) after suspending flights in June due to into an “inappropriate maintenance record”.

The Japanese freighter carrier said in addition to the current services between Narita and three destinations (Shanghai, Hong Kong and Chicago), it will resume the operation between Narita and Europe (Amsterdam and Milan).

In a statement NCA added: “The rest of the aircraft operation will resume in sequence as soon as the aircraft safety is confirmed and the preparation for flight is completed.

“We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and concern that we caused our customers. We will do our utmost effort to check safety for resuming operation as quickly as possible.”

The Japanese carrier stopped all aircraft services from 17 June, as it was concerned about the lubricating oil supply to the aircraft parts for JA14 KZ at Tokyo Narita International Airport on 3 April, 2018.

NCA operates a fleet of 11 freighters (eight Boeing 747-8Fs and three 747-4Fs)  and moves freight to the US, Europe, China and Singapore.