Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Transportation Air freight demand soars to link virus-severed supply chains ANA and JAL groups ready more charter flights for parts, not people ANA Cargo had made plans for 68 chartered freight flights as of March 13 compared to zero a year ago.
KEIGO YOSHIDA, SHIHO MIYAJIMA and MASASHI ISAWA, Nikkei staff writers March 14, 2020 05:46 JST | East Asia
TOKYO -- Demand for air freight charter services is on the rise in East Asia as manufacturers scramble to secure vital supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic, even at sharply higher costs.
The growing need to ship semiconductor components, auto parts and other goods by air has prompted airlines to make more planes available for freight, offsetting some of the plunge in passenger travel.
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