Air Canada Cargo expands domestic and transatlantic freighter network

By Rebecca Jeffrey

Photo: Air Canada

Air Canada Cargo will expand its freighter network to Atlantic Canada and Europe and grow its e-commerce offering.

The cargo airline will offer five flights per week from Toronto to Halifax, starting April 19, plus six flights per week from Toronto to St. John’s, starting May 1.

Additionally, the entry into service of the second Boeing 767-300ER freighter will allow Air Canada Cargo to add freighter flights from Toronto to Frankfurt twice a week, Cologne once a week, Istanbul once a week and Madrid three times a week, starting in May.

Air Canada Cargo’s first dedicated B767-300ER freighter aircraft was put into service in December.

“The entry into service of our second freighter is yet another exciting milestone in the growth of our freighter network and provides more options and services to the cargo community” says Matthieu Casey, managing director, commercial – cargo.

Air Canada Cargo’s e-commerce delivery division Rivo has also partnered with Canadian e-commerce shipping and fulfilment provider eShipper to offer speedy delivery throughout the country.

The partnership gives Rivo access to eShipper’s 21,000-strong customer base and aims to enable eShipper’s clients to offer fast, cost-effective delivery.

Available throughout Canada via the eShipper platform, the service offers delivery within two to three days, reducing transit times by an average of 60%, said eShipper. The service also comes with precise tracking technology and multiple scanning points for monitoring throughout the journey.

Rishi Puran, director, global e-commerce at Rivo, said: We’re thrilled to be partnering with eShipper as we continue down the path to bring fast and cost competitive shipping to Canadian businesses by leveraging the largest network of flights and trusted ground delivery partners.”

Air Canada Cargo expands new freighter network

Air Canada Cargo freighter operations are underway

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]