Nippon Cargo Airlines


Nippon Cargo Airlines
Nippon Cargo Airlines
日本貨物航空
IATA
KZ
ICAO
NCA
Callsign
NIPPON CARGO
Founded September 21, 1978
Hubs Narita International Airport
Kansai International Airport
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
Fleet size 10 (+14 orders)
Destinations 20
Parent company Nippon Yusen
Headquarters Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Key people Tetsufumi Otsuki (President & CEO)
Website www.nca.aero

Nippon Cargo Airlines Company, Limited (日本貨物航空株式会社 Nippon Kamotsu Kōkū Kabushiki-gaisha?), or NCA, is a cargo airline based in the Onarimon Yusen Building in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It operates scheduled cargo services in Asia and to Europe and the North America. Its main base is Narita International Airport outside Tokyo.[1]

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History

Nippon Cargo Airlines was established on September 21, 1978 and started operations in 1985. It was Japan's first all-cargo airline.[1] Over time, their network has grown to include many cities on three continents. Initially, NCA was a joint venture of shipping companies headed by Nippon Yūsen and All Nippon Airways. In August 2005, ANA sold its stake to Nippon Yūsen.[2]

The airline is owned by Nippon Yūsen (100%)

Destinations

A Nippon Cargo Airlines Boeing 747-400F lands at Milan Malpensa Airport (2008)

The following are NCA destinations. NCA's scheduled routes are from Japan to Asia, and from Japan to North America and Europe (as of July 2009).[3]

Asia

Europe

N. America

Fleet

Nippon Cargo Airlines 747-200 taking off from Narita near Tokyo.

NCA's fleet is very modern with an average aircraft age of 3.2 years which is a lot younger compared to the industry standard. The Nippon Cargo Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of March 2009):[4]

Nippon Cargo Airlines Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Notes
Boeing 747-400F 10 0
Boeing 747-8F 0 14
  • On June 9, 2005 Nippon Cargo Airline's first Boeing 747-400F was handed over at Everett, Washington, the first of four on order for the airline.[5]
  • NCA will be one of the launch customers for the Boeing 747-8 freighter.It placed an order for 8 Boeing 747-800F.
  • In June 2006, it has confirmed an order for 2 additional Boeing 747-400F. These aircraft are due for delivery in 2008 and 2009 and will replace Boeing 747-200F. Previously, it ordered 8 Boeing 747-400F.

By May 2009, the 10 747-400 were delivered, but the last two were placed with Cargo B Airlines, a Belgian operator in which NCA bought a share. CargoB filed for bankruptcy in May 2009.

Headquarters

Nippon Cargo Airlines has its headquarters in the Onarimon Yusen Building in Nishi-Shimbashi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan.[6]

In July 1978, when the company first began, it operated within a single room inside All Nippon Airways's space in the Kasumigaseki Building in Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda, Tokyo. In March 1997 NCA moved its headquarters from the Shiroyama JT Mori Building to the New Kasumigaseki Building. In March 2003 the headquarters moved to the Shiodome City Center in Shiodome, Minato, Tokyo when it opened; the move was the fifth time the headquarters moved.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b Nippon Cargo Airlines, Corporate Profile
  2. ^ "Ref: Change in NCA Shareholders" (PDF) (Press release). NCA. July 12, 2005. http://www.nca.aero/e/news/2005/pdf/050712e.pdf. Retrieved February 28, 2008. "News & Topics" 
  3. ^ Nippon Cargo Airlines, Flight Schedule
  4. ^ "Directory: World Airlines Part 3 (2009)". Flight International: 29–90. April 14, 2009. 
  5. ^ Air International, July 2005
  6. ^ "Corporate Profile." Nippon Cargo Airlines. Retrieved on May 20, 2009.
  7. ^ "Chapter 3. On the path to becoming a member of the incumbent carrier group." Nippon Cargo Airlines. 59. Retrieved on February 18, 2010.

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