NWA Cargo to expand service to China
NWA Cargo, Northwest Airlines' cargo subsidiary, said it plans to expand all-cargo freighter service between the United States and China as a result of the July bilateral air agreement between the two nations.
The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded Northwest six additional weekly flights to China, for a total of eight. NWA Cargo said it plans to use the new frequencies to add freighter service to Shanghai.
By 2005, Northwest said it plans to offer eight weekly all-cargo frequencies between Shanghai, China's largest all-cargo market, and NWA's cargo hub at Anchorage, Alaska.
NWA Cargo currently offers thrice-weekly freight service to Shanghai from Northwest's hub at Tokyo.
The Northwest cargo unit operates a fleet of 12 dedicated Boeing 747 freighters between key cities throughout the United States and Asia.