Swiss WorldCargo expands into Japan with new Osaka coverage
THE air freight division of Swiss International, Swiss WorldCargo, is adding Osaka, Japan, as a destination in its global network
THE air freight division of Swiss International, Swiss WorldCargo, is adding Osaka, Japan, as a destination in its global network.
Starting March 1, the carrier will operate an Airbus A340-300 service from Zurich to Osaka. The new route adds to its daily Zurich-Tokyo service, carried out by a Boeing 777-300 since February 1 to increase capacity by 40 per cent.
Swiss WorldCargo has selected ANA Cargo as its handler at Kansai International Airport. Meanwhile, Tokyo-based Tango Tomonari will be responsible for the Swiss WorldCargo team in Japan.
At the same time, the air freight carrier has also appointed Jun Nakatani as its new head of Kansai Region in Japan, reports London's Air Cargo News.
Head of global area and contribution management, Swiss WorldCargo, Alexander Arafa, commented: 'Our increase in capacity to Tokyo, as well as our new service to Osaka, offers a key way in which we can continue to connect one of the Far East's most important pharmaceutical and technological goods markets with Switzerland.'