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-
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
“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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