Air Canada Cargo to Introduce New Freighter Services in Arrangement with Cargojet
Air Canada and Cargojet Airways are entering a commercial arrangement that will result in Air Canada Cargo introducing dedicated freighter services from Canada to Latin America and Europe.
The services will be provided on Boeing 767-300ER freighter aircraft operated by Cargojet.
Air Canada Cargo will become the only provider of direct scheduled freighter service between Canada and Latin America.
The new Air Canada Cargo flights will provide 52 tons of net cargo capacity and are scheduled to begin June 9, 2016, subject to obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals.
Initial service will operate on routes from Toronto to Bogota, Colombia and Lima, Peru via Atlanta and Toronto to Mexico City via Dallas/Fort Worth.
Air Canada Cargo also plans to introduce dedicated freighter service to Europe from Toronto in the second half of 2016.
“Working with Cargojet, we are able to leverage and build upon Air Canada’s extensive North American and international networks,” said Lise-Marie Turpin, Vice President, Air Canada Cargo. “We look forward to continuing to grow our dedicated freighter network to Europe later this year and for a successful and mutually beneficial relationship with Cargojet into the future.”
The new arrangement “allows us to optimize our overall freighter aircraft utilization and to expand our range of services and customer base with Air Canada,” said Ajay K. Virmani, president and CEO of Cargojet.
Air Canada Cargo provides direct cargo services to over 150 Canadian, U.S., and international destinations. The carrier operates hubs in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, London, and Frankfurt and is Canada’s largest provider of air cargo services as measured by cargo capacity.
Cargojet Airlines is a Canadian provider of time sensitive overnight air cargo services, carrying 1.3 million pounds of cargo each business night to 14 major cities across the country.
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