HIROSHIMA (Kyodo) All Nippon Airways Co. has launched a nighttime cargo delivery service to five areas in Asia from Hiroshima Airport via Tokyo’s Haneda and Okinawa’s Naha airports.

The service shortens the air cargo delivery time from Hiroshima by around half a day compared with trucking cargo to Kansai International Airport near Osaka, according to ANA.

The service is part of ANA’s “Okinawa cargo hub” service launched last October linking Narita, Haneda and Kansai airports with airports in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai and Taipei via Naha.

Under the new service, cargo is transported from Hiroshima by an ANA jetliner arriving at Haneda during the night. At Haneda, it is loaded onto a cargo plane bound for Naha, where it is transferred to another aircraft, reaching its destination by early morning.

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