First freighter for Canada-Latin America route
13 / 04 / 2016
Air Canada and Cargojet Airways are finalising a commercial arrangement to operate the only direct scheduled freighter service between Canada and Latin America. A Cargojet Boeing 767-300ER freighter will fly from Canada to Latin America, offering 52 tonnes of net cargo capacity from June 9, subject to regulatory approvals.
Initial service will be from Toronto to Bogota, Colombia and Lima, Peru via Atlanta and Toronto to Mexico City via Dallas/Fort Worth, TX.
Under the arrangement, Air Canada Cargo also plans to introduce a dedicated freighter service to Europe from Toronto in the second half of 2016.
Air Canada Cargo vice president, Lise-Marie Turpin, said: "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."
Cargojet president and chief executive, Ajay Virmani said the arrangement “allows us to optimise our overall freighter aircraft utilisation and to expand our range of services and customer base with Air Canada."