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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.

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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