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Press article fom  17.11.2014

International cargo airline expands business

Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) relies on the good service at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. The Japanese Cargo-Airline started an export-related „Live Animal Service“ (AVI). The first animals have already been loaded at the airport.


Pythons, colubrids and beaded lizards were the first „air passengers“ loaded by Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA). In the future the company plans the frequent export of living animals. That’s the reason they started a „Live Animal Service“ (AVI) at Frankfurt- Hahn Airport.

The animals’ journey started at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and went to Tokyo (NRT). NCA more than fulfils the requirements that prescribe a ventilated and heated aircraft for transport. Additionally the temperature can be precisely regulated because the aircrafts being used are state of the art. This ensures that the “guests” feel at home on board.

“Our departure density in conjunction with modern aircraft and the cargo-friendly infrastructure at Frankfurt-Hahn airport will allow us to increase the new service”, according to Mr. Frank Schlund, the General Manager of NCA Germany. At Frankfurt- Hahn Airport, cargo-companies benefit from round-the-clock-operations and veterinarians who are always available. "We are very pleased that we have convinced another cargo-client of our customer service," says Christoph Goetzmann, the Sales Manager at Frankfurt-Hahn airport.

The possibility to ship living animals is used frequently by many cargo airlines at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. The handling for NCA is taken over by the company VG Cargo GmbH, located at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. “We are pleased that NCA is expanding their service”, says Valerij Eck, Head of Operations at VG Cargo. “Customer satisfaction is always our first priority including the processing and handling of live animals for transport”, he adds.

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