“We are extremely pleased to open new avenues of trade from Texas to Japan,” Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW International Airport, said in a statement. “Opening more routes between Texas and Asia provides an excellent opportunity for regional businesses to ship goods quickly.”
Flights from Japan will route through Chicago O’Hare International Airport before reaching DFW airport; NCA will then stop at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on the return leg to Japan. In a press release issued by DFW, the airport said that Japan’s economic growth propelled NCA’s decision to launch new flights.
“We’re excited about coming into the DFW market,” the carrier’s Dave McInerney said in a statement. “With offices already in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort Worth marks the next logical step for the growth of Nippon Cargo Airlines in the United States.”
NCA is also planning to phase in fuel-efficient 747-8 aircraft on the route, according to the press release.