NCA resumes European service just in time for the peak season

Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) has resumed one of its Asia-Europe flights as it continues to bring freighter aircraft back to its fleet after grounding them earlier in the year.
NCA announced yesterday that it would resume services from home hub Narita to Amsterdam and Milan on October 5. This comes just as the industry approaches its peak season.
This is in addition to the current services between Narita, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Chicago and Anchorage. Transpacific services restarted last week.
"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," the airline said.
"We sincerely apologise 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."
According to Flight Radar 24, seven of the NCA’s aircraft have performed flights over recent weeks, although two of those appear to have started flying by then haven’t flown again since September 23.
The airline grounded its fleet of 11 B747Fs in June following a government investigation into safety record maintenance as several incidents were incorrectly reported.
NCA is considering reducing its fleet to eight aircraft as part of a series of measures in response to the issues.
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