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Air Canada, CargoJet launch first freighter flight to South America

Air Canada Cargo and Cargojet Airways Ltd. commenced service on June 10, with the first freighter flight to Bogota, Colombia and Lima, Peru, operated with a Cargojet B767-300F aircraft.


June 13, 2016
By Air Canada

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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.

“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,” said Lise-Marie Turpin, vice president, Air Canada Cargo. “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.”

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