The new service will complement a daily 747-400 flight from the Japanese industrial city of Nagoya to Cincinnati.
Polar also will double the frequency of its wide-body freighter connections to Australia from two to four days per week. There will be two new Boeing 767-300ERF wide-body aircraft.
“We are very pleased to provide critical uplift connecting Japan and the Midwestern part of the United States – specifically the Ohio Valley – where there is a concentration of Japanese manufacturers who require increased and reliable daily service,” Thomas Murphy, executive vice president and COO of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, said. “In addition to the trans-Pacific trade lanes, we look forward to the continued growth of DHL and our other freight forwarder customers in the intra-Asia region. Our new freighter frequencies reflect our global operating scale and our proven ability to deliver innovative, high-quality solutions and service to all of our customers.”
Polar Air Cargo Worldwide's sister company, Atlas Air, Inc., will provide operating service for the aircraft on the new routes. Atlas Air Worldwide is the parent company of Atlas Air and the majority shareholder of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide.