Air Canada Cargo and Cargojet launch South American freighter

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Air Canada Cargo and Cargojet Airways Ltd have started their first freighter flight to Bogota (Colombia) and Lima (Peru) operated with a Cargojet Boeing 767-300 Freighter aircraft.

The new Air Canada Cargo flights will provide 52 tonnes of net cargo capacity and will also include flights to Mexico City, starting this coming weekend.

Under the arrangement, Air Canada Cargo plans to introduce dedicated freighter service to Europe from Toronto in the second half of 2016.

Air Canada Cargo vice president, Lise-Marie Turpin says: “We’re very excited with today’s start-up of Air Canada Cargo service to Colombia and Peru, with Mexico City service starting this weekend.

“Working with Cargojet, we are able to leverage and build upon Air Canada’s extensive North American and international network to offer the only dedicated freighter service between Canada and Latin America. We look forward to continuing to grow our dedicated freighter network to Europe later this year.”

Cargojet president and chief executive officer, Ajay Virmani adds: “This first flight is the beginning of a strategic relationship with Air Canada. It allows us to optimise our overall freighter aircraft utilisation and to expand our range of services and customer base with Air Canada.”