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WestJet Cargo and GTA Group partner for Canada’s express cargo market

The partnership will involve an increase in shipping capacity using four of WestJet's 737-800NG freighters to carry out overnight express cargo services from the airline's Toronto hub. 

March 21, 2022   by CM Staff

WestJet Cargo, Boeing 737-800NG freighter, in partnership with GTA. (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

CALGARY — WestJet Cargo and the GTA Group have formed a partnership in order to help both companies capitalize on domestic cargo opportunities according to a statement from the airline.

The partnership will involve an increase in shipping capacity using four of WestJet’s 737-800NG freighters to carry out overnight express cargo services from the airline’s Toronto hub.

“This partnership is building on proven success between WestJet Cargo and the GTA Group,” said Charles Duncan, WestJet, executive vice-president, cargo and president at Swoop.

“WestJet Cargo will bring customers new competitive options, and together with GTA we will disrupt the industry, providing more air freight capacity to domestic cargo customers who depend on reliable and on-time performance. We are eager to see these freighters take flight as we plan ahead to best serve Canadians and their business needs.”

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