|Vol. 16 No. 69||
Tuesday August 29, 2017
Front Foot For ANA Cargo
about an advantageous position. Japanese carrier ANA reports a strong
start to the year and predicts air freight markets will stay positive
as it gears up for major expansion in the coming years.
Long Term Plans Revealed
ANA Holdings, recently laid out its long-term strategy, not least
via its commitment to achieving a full year operating profit of Y200
billion ($1.8 billion) by FY2020.
Belly Adds Up Cargo
The plan will involve
increasing international passenger traffic by some 30 percent by 2020
as more slots become available in Tokyo.
ANA currently operates
12 freighters (eight B767-300BCF and four B767-300F) that supplement
its passenger fleet of 256 aircraft. The spokesman said the carrier
intended to “maintain and utilize the current fleet” of
freighters, adapting its deployment based on customer service requirements.
Profits In Forecast
For 2017 and the coming
years, ANA Cargo aims to achieve profitability by constantly reviewing
and optimizing its freighter network.
Okinawa Hub & Spoke
ANA Cargo is also leveraging its Okinawa hub and making best use of the Hub and Spoke concept to balance supply and demand by cancelling frequencies on slow demand days and adding direct flights when higher demand is expected. “In cases where regular belly cargo space is not able to cover the high demand on certain routes, ANA Cargo adds charter flights to high demand destinations,” said the spokesman.
Changes In The Wind
To help manage its business expansion, ANA has now made organizational changes to its sales and marketing operation and each division now has its own Executive Vice President. “The ‘Global Sales Department’ will literally focus on sales, while the ‘Global Marketing Department’ will look after the freighter network, including the belly space of passenger aircraft, and the new development of products and solutions as well as managing joint ventures and alliances,” said the spokesman.
Venture In The Joint
The key joint venture
for ANA was the deal signed with Lufthansa Cargo in 2014, which the
spokesman said “was the world’s first Joint Venture in
the cargo field.”
E-Freight Conversions Slow
have recently noted that the air freight industry’s failure
to adopt e-freight common standards and technology was reducing supply
chain transparency and reducing competitiveness, with Japanese stakeholders
proving surprisingly slow at changing their business practices.
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