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New dedicated freighter service to Latin America and Europe

Cargojet to operate flights for Air Canada Cargo in only direct scheduled freighter service between Canada and Latin America


April 13, 2016
by MM&D Online Staff

MONTREAL, Quebec and MISSISSAUGA, OntarioAir Canada and Cargojet Airways Ltd, a subsidiary of Cargojet Inc are finalizing a commercial arrangement that will result in Air Canada Cargo introducing dedicated freighter services from Canada to Latin America and Europe with 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 on the following routes:

  • Toronto to Bogota, Colombia and Lima, Peru via Atlanta, GA
  • Toronto to Mexico City via Dallas/Fort Worth, TX.

Under the arrangement, Air Canada Cargo also plans to introduce dedicated freighter service to Europe from Toronto in the second half of 2016.

“We are thrilled to offer our customers the only dedicated freighter service between Canada and Latin America,” said Lise-Marie Turpin, vice-president, Air Canada Cargo. “Working with Cargojet, we are able to leverage and build upon Air Canada’s extensive North American and international networks. 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.”