Swiss WorldCargo expands Japanese network with Osaka route

By Rachelle Harry

Swiss WorldCargo, the airfreight division of Swiss International, is adding Osaka, Japan, as a destination in its global network.

From 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%.

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.

Swiss Worldcargo has also appointed Jun Nakatani as its new head of Kansai Region in Japan.

Alexander Arafa, head of global area and contribution management, Swiss WorldCargo, commented: “We are proud to be able to continue to play an important role in the Japanese airfreight market, and to meet the high expectations of our customers.”

“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.”

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