New bellyhold cargo routes for Air Canada

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Air Canada Boeing 787-9

Air Canada has added six new destinations to its international bellyhold network – including new routes to Europe, Asia and Africa.

These include services from Toronto to Mumbai and Berlin; Montreal to Algiers and Marseille; and Vancouver to Taipei and Nagoya.

The new services will launch for summer 2017, with the Montreal-Algiers and the Vancouver-Taipei routes subject to government approvals.

Air Cargo vice president for cargo, Lise-Marie Turpin says: “We’re pleased to offer cargo service to these new destinations around the world. Cities like Mumbai and Taipei are welcome additions to our international network.

“Air Canada Cargo is a truly global carrier, with the ability to move shipments directly on Air Canada’s network and beyond. This growth represents very exciting opportunities for us and our customers, especially as it is in combination with the expansion of our new freighter network.”

Of the six new routes, two will be run on the mainline Air Canada carrier and the other four on Air Canada Rouge.

The two on Air Canada will be Toronto-Mumbai, operated using a Boeing 787-9 three times a week from 1 July and the daily Vancouver-Taipei route, which will start on 8 June, serviced with a B787-9.

Air Canada Rouge will run the Toronto-Berlin route will be run four times a week using a B767-300ER from 1 June and Toronto-Marseille three times a week from 9 June using a B767-300ER.

Rouge will also run the Vancouver-Nagoya route from 1 June using a B767-300ER which will start at three times a week and increase to four times a week in both August and September. The Montreal-Algiers route will start on 26 June four times a week using a B767-300ER.