Cargo.one adds first North American airline with Air Canada
30 / 03 / 2021
By Rachelle Harry
Airfreight booking tool cargo.one is adding airfreight capacity from Air Canada to its digital offering, its first North American airline.
The agreement between the two companies is expected to be finalised by April 30.
Cargo.one said that once the integration with Air Canada is complete, it will become the first North American carrier to have made its capacity available on the platform.
Moritz Claussen, co-founder and managing director at cargo.one, commented: “We are delighted to double down on our global expansion strategy and look forward to welcoming Air Canada Cargo on board as a first mover in the North American region. Air Canada Cargo’s constant drive for innovation and technology to offer customers the best possible service is very much in line with cargo.one’s values and strategy.
“Given the current capacity constraints out of Europe to North America, cargo.one’s growing user base will now have additional real-time access to much sought-after space at the click of a button.”
Jason Berry, vice president of cargo at Air Canada, added: “An association with cargo.one will enable us to deliver on our customer promise of providing easy and reliable booking access to our growing capacities and help us to further develop our digital distribution capabilities.
“A concluded definitive agreement will support Air Canada Cargo’s rapid cargo network expansion, increase its day-to-day efficiency, while at the same time offering customers an outstanding service quality and seamless online access to attractive connections to and from Europe, Latin America the US and Asia Pacific.”
Cargo.one has raised more than $60m in two funding rounds last year to support its expansion, with a key focus on establishing a North American presence.
It recently appointed Chad Tibor as vice president and general manager airlines for the Americas.
Tibor commented: “We look forward to supporting Air Canada Cargo’s growth as it adds more cargo flights and takes delivery of the first two of its freighters later this year. We see the Americas as key markets for cargo.one and will continue to invest in long-term and mutually beneficial partnerships with carriers here, with Air Canada as a blueprint.”