“All of us are incredibly grateful to our cargo customers for allowing us to serve them in ways we never anticipated in the midst of this global disaster,” says Air Canada Cargo Vice President, Tim Strauss. “Equally, we are proud of the teamwork , creativity and focus of our employees around the world who have given their very best every day and allowed us to grow a North America best 52% year over year.”
Since March, Air Canada Cargo has operated over 2,000 cargo-only flights across a global network that includes cities in Europe, Asia, South America, the United States as well as New Zealand and Australia, including scheduled and on-demand flights.
Air Canada was among the first passenger airlines to reconfigure widebody aircraft for transporting cargo in the cabin by removing seats in Boeing 777-300ER and A330 aircraft. These aircraft currently operate on international routes, with PPE, mail and perishables loaded in the cabin.
Air Canada Cargo has recently been short-listed in two categories for the Heavy Lift awards, Airfreight Solution of the Year and Excellence in Engineering, for the conversion of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to accommodate freight in the cabin.
Air Canada Cargo also won a Gold Air Cargo Excellence Award in the carrier, up to 999,999 tonnes category in April.
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