Swiss WorldCargo, the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines, is adding direct Zurich to Osaka flights to its existing daily Boeing 777-300 operations between Zurich and Tokyo.

As of March 1, the carrier will operate a non-stop Airbus A340-300 service between Zurich and Osaka to enhance the connection between Japanese and Swiss markets.

The new connection will offer better opportunities for tail-to-tail transfers and connections to major intercontinental destinations, as well as an extensive trucking/RFS network for transfer destinations.

The local handling agent assigned in Osaka is ANA Cargo, located at Kansai International airport. Tango Tomonari, Head of Cargo in Japan, will be responsible for the entire Swiss WorldCargo team in the country. Jun Nakatani has been newly appointed as Head of Kansai Region.

Since February 1, Swiss WorldCargo also operates a Boeing 777-300ER on its daily non-stop flight to Tokyo Narita airport. This change in aircraft offers an increase in capacity of up to 40% on the Zurich-Tokyo lane.

“We are proud to be able to continue to play an important role in the Japanese airfreight market, and to meet the high expectations of our customers” said Alexander Arafa, Head of Global Area & Contribution Management, Swiss WorldCargo. “Our increase in capacity to Tokyo, as well as our new service to Osaka, offers a key way in which we can continue to connect one of the Far East’s most important pharmaceutical and technological goods markets with Switzerland.”