Air Canada Cargo, Cargojet partner to deliver air freight to Latin America
The new Air Canada Cargo flights will provide 52 tonnes of net cargo capacity and are scheduled to begin June 9
MONTREAL, Que. and MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—Air Canada and Cargojet Airways Ltd., a subsidiary of Cargojet Inc. are finalizing a commercial arrangement dedicated freighter services from Canada to Latin America and Europe.
Using 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 tonnes of net cargo capacity and are scheduled to begin June 9, 2016, subject to obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals.
Initial service will operate from Toronto to Bogota, Colombia and Lima, Peru via Atlanta, Ga; Toronto to Mexico City via Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.
Under the arrangement, 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.”
“This new arrangement builds on Cargojet’s long-standing relationship with Air Canada Cargo and is a win-win for both parties,” said Ajay K. Virmani, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cargojet. “It allows us to optimize our overall freighter aircraft utilization and to expand our range of services and customer base with Air Canada.”
Air Canada Cargo provides air cargo services to large freight forwarding companies and businesses whose products require the use of air services to expedite their time sensitive cargo shipments.
Cargojet provides of time-sensitive overnight air cargo services to 14 major city centers coast to coast each business night with a fleet of 22 aircraft consisting of B767-300ER, B767-200ER, B757-200ER and B727-200AF long range freighter aircraft.