Forwarders are increasingly announcing exclusive partnerships with airlines for full freighter services.

This week National Airlines and Navitrans USA said they were set to launch a weekly round-the-world service using a 747-400F, operating Chicago-Liege-Baku-Hong Kong-Narita-Anchorage-Chicago.

The service starts on 1 June and will operate year-round. In addition, National will operate a twice-weekly scheduled operation, also exclusive to Navitrans, between Chicago and Zhenghzou, again expected to start on 1 June.

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