As a result of increased demand, All Nippon Airways (ANA) has launched B777 freighter services between Japan and Southeast Asia, said a company release.

On December 10, the airline operated its first B777F service from Tokyo Narita to Bangkok. The carrier’s spokesperson said in a statement that the flights were operated at full capacity in both directions.

He added that the carrier decided to launch the flights on the back of increased cargo demand, such as automobile parts, from Southeast Asia to North America via Japan.

The move comes as the carrier has been ramping up its cargo operations in recent months as the coronavirus pandemic affects bellyhold capacity.

In December, the airline plans to operate four round trips in December and 2,296 cargo flights – its highest ever monthly total.

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