Air Canada Cargo today announced the initial list of planned routes for the Boeing 767-300ER freighters scheduled to enter into service this fall.
The first 767 freighter will operate on routes linking Toronto to Miami, Quito, Lima, Mexico City and Guadalajara, the first time Air Canada Cargo will serve this destination. As more freighters enter service, additional flights in January of 2022 will further expand the network with the addition of Halifax and St. John’s to Madrid and Frankfurt.
“We are incredibly excited to welcome these freighters into our fleet, as part of our long-term strategic growth and enhanced product offering to our key customers around the globe. This move strengthens our global network and further extends our ability to provide consistent year-round capacity on key sought-after cargo routes,” said Matthieu Casey, Senior Director, Cargo Global Sales and Revenue Optimization at Air Canada Cargo.
The integration of the 767 freighters into the fleet will allow for an efficient optimization of cargo-capacity and complements Air Canada’s cargo network as passenger flights resume.
“These freighters will provide long-term stability and growth for our cargo customers, in particular the freight forwarding community who require reliable air freight capacity year-round. They will allow us to continue building on the success of our cargo-only flights and are an important part of our future growth. I am excited to have these aircraft enter service, a milestone for Air Canada Cargo that also opens up a world of opportunities for us and our customers,” said Jason Berry, Vice President, Cargo at Air Canada.
Since March 2020, Air Canada has operated more than 9,000 all-cargo flights using its wide-body passenger aircraft as well as cabin-converted Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 aircraft on international routes.
Read the complete media release for details or speak to your Air Canada Cargo representative if you have any questions about the launch routes announced today.