UPS granted air rights to expand service to Japan

The U.S. Departments of State and Transportation today reached an agreement that will allow UPS and other air carriers to expand air operations to and from Japan.

The agreement provides UPS the authority to operate six daily flights between the U.S. and Nagoya, Japan, in addition to its daily service to Tokyo and Osaka. Nagoya, the fourth largest city in Japan, offers UPS significant opportunities to continue expanding its business in Asia. 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 transitioned to a wholly owned international express delivery operation in 2004. The company’s operations cover 15 metropolitan areas, offering express delivery, customs brokerage and supply chain management services. UPS currently offers 47 weekly flights to and from Tokyo and Osaka.

Japan is one of the more than 40 countries and territories UPS serves in Asia. The company operates air hubs in Taipei, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines and will formally open its hub in Shanghai in 2008.

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