Air Canada Cargo and Emirates SkyCargo to Expand Commercial Cooperation
Air Canada Cargo and Emirates SkyCargo have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deliver more benefits to freight customers worldwide. Under the MoU, the airlines will expand interline cargo options and block space agreements.
On Friday (February 10, 2023), Air Canada announced an expansion of their commercial partnership with Emirates which started last year. Air Canada Cargo and Emirates SkyCargo have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the goal of delivering more benefits to airfreight customers worldwide. As part of the new agreement, the airlines will work closely on a number of initiatives, including the expansion of cargo interline options and block space agreements (pending regulatory approvals). The MoU was signed at Emirates Headquarters in Dubai by Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President of Cargo, Nabil Sultan, and Air Canada Cargo’s Managing Director Commercial, Matthieu Casey.
In Friday’s announcement, Air Canada Cargo’s Managing Director – Commercial, Matthieu Casey, said,
“We are thrilled to be further strengthening our cargo relationship with Emirates SkyCargo. This agreement enables both carriers to work more closely to optimize our respective freighter and belly capacity throughout each of our extensive and complementing global networks. Customers will benefit from these additional synergies by having access to an even greater array of options, destinations and streamlined handling when shipping globally.”
Also commenting on the expanded commercial cooperation, Emirates Cargo’s Divisional Senior Vice President, Nabil Sultan, added,
“Emirates SkyCargo is committed to being a leading player in the global air cargo industry providing our customers with the highest standards of products and services. Cooperating with Air Canada Cargo will offer our clients added value through more rapid reach to new destinations in Canada via our Toronto and US gateways.
Air Canada Cargo will now have access to Emirates SkyCargo’s high frequency distribution network with belly-hold space on scheduled passenger flights to over 140 destinations, as well as additional capacity on Emirates’ 11 dedicated freighters. Likewise, Emirates SkyCargo will have access to over 60 cities in Canada and over 150 cities across five continents with Air Canada Cargo's belly-hold capacity and a dedicated fleet of Boeing 767 freighters. Both carriers have special expertise in handling unique cargo such as oil and gas drilling equipment, car parts and pharmaceuticals.
Since launching their strategic partnership in 2022, Emirates and Air Canada have implemented a passenger codeshare agreement that covers 46 destinations across North America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. The airlines have also launched a loyalty program partnership, which allows Aeroplan and Skywards members to earn and redeem Miles and Points on all flights operated by Air Canada and Emirates, respectively.
Source(s): Air Canada, Emirates