Business | Feb 08

Japan Airlines Revives Cargo Fleet After 13 Years

TOKYO, Feb 08 (News On Japan) - In response to the surge in online shopping and the anticipated "2024 problem," Japan Airlines (JAL) has unveiled the interior of its newly introduced cargo aircraft, marking the company's first foray back into dedicated freighters in 13 years.

The aircraft, a modified Boeing 767, boasts a maximum payload of 48 tons. Traditionally, due to the fluctuating demand in air cargo, JAL had utilized the cargo space in passenger planes or chartered freighters from other carriers for its operations.

However, the rise in e-commerce and the stable demand for domestic and international parcel delivery, coupled with the looming "2024 problem" – a forecasted shortage in transportation capacity, primarily in trucking – prompted JAL to introduce three dedicated cargo planes into its fleet after a 13-year hiatus.

Starting from the 19th of this month, these cargo planes will operate out of Narita and Chubu Centrair International Airports, serving routes to three cities: Taipei, Seoul, and Shanghai.

Source: ANN

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