Strike Aviation scoops Air Canada Cargo deal for Costa Rica

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Air Canada Cargo has selected Strike Aviation to provide General Sales & Service Agent (GSSA) services for its new freighter flights to Costa Rica.

The GSSA had previously been providing services for the airline’s bellyhold operation to Costa Rica but this has now been expanded to include the recently launched freighter service from Toronto.

Strike Aviation Group chief executive Frank Ziesemer said: “We are delighted to strengthen our position in Latin America – one of our most important business centers. We are also pleased that our successful activities in this region have allowed Air Canada to recognise the potential of this cargo route.”

Oliver Spors, managing director of Central America & Panama at Strike, added: “We are proud to have acquired this freighter for the San Jose to Toronto route and to spearhead the success of the Air Canada Cargo Team in Central America. We hope to add more freighters in the upcoming months to meet the demands of the local market.”

Strike said that Costa Rica is a hub for medical devices and pineapple exports.

The twice-weekly freighter service was launched on May 19 and utilises a 55-tonne capacity Boeing 767-300 freighter aircraft.

Air Canada Cargo begins Costa Rica freighter service

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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]