UPS Expands Air Service in Japan

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UPS Inc. said it reached agreement with the U.S. State and Transportation Departments to expand its air operations to and from Japan.

The agreement gives UPS rights to operate six daily flights between the United States and Nagoya, Japan, in addition to its daily service to Tokyo and Osaka, UPS said Thursday.
“Nagoya, the fourth largest city in Japan, offers UPS significant opportunities to continue expanding its business in Asia” the company said. “In addition, UPS will be able to connect these flights to its new air hub in Shanghai, China.”

UPS has operated in Japan since 1987 and became a wholly owned international express delivery operation in Japan in 2004.

Its operations cover 15 cities, offering express delivery, customs brokerage and supply chain management services. UPS currently offers 47 weekly flights to and from Tokyo and Osaka.

UPS serves more than Asian countries and operates air hubs in Taipei, Taiwan; Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines, and will formally open its hub in Shanghai next year.

UPS is ranked No. 1 on the 2007 Transport Topics 100 listing of U.S. and Canadian for-hire carriers.