Air Canada Cargo adds more European freighter flights

Source: CNW Group/Air Canada

Air Canada Cargo is continuing to expand its freighter operation to Europe with the addition of two new destinations.

The carrier will add flights using its B767 freighters to Liege next month and to Basel in April.

Air Canada Cargo will operate flights twice per week to Liege, with service increasing to three flights per week later in the year.

Basel will see two flights per week. They will originate in Toronto and have a stop in Halifax.

Liege has become one of Europe’s largest cargo airports in recent years by targeting freighter operations, while Basel is a major centre for pharmaceuticals.

Matthieu Casey, managing director, commercial at Air Canada Cargo, said: “Air Canada Cargo continues to expand its freighter network to provide customers with reliable, year-round service that connects key European markets with Air Canada and Air Canada Cargo’s global network through its Toronto hub.”

The carrier has ramped up its all-cargo network after launching freighter flights in December 2021.

In late September 2022, the carrier announced the launch of a five-times-a-week B767 freighter service from Canada’s St. John’s International Airport to Frankfurt and Madrid.

In November, it added B767 freighter flights to Dallas and Atlanta.

The airline currently operates three B767 freighters but will have 12 freighters by the end of 2024 – ten B767s and two B777Fs.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]