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Air Canada Cargo Celebrates Inaugural Dedicated 767-300ER Freighter Service into Halifax
Air Canada and Air Canada Cargo today celebrated their inaugural freighter flight into Halifax Stanfield International Airport. The aircraft, a Boeing 767-300ER freighter, will provide dedicated capacity from Halifax to Frankfurt, Cologne, Istanbul and Madrid starting in May.
On Wednesday (April 20, 2022), Air Canada announced the arrival of Air Canada Cargo’s inaugural dedicated Boeing 767-300ER freighter into Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Today’s flight arrived from Toronto with freight from across Air Canada’s global network which is destined for Atlantic Canada. The aircraft will then be loaded with fresh lobster, fish, aerospace parts and pharmaceuticals before returning to Toronto, where the goods will then be shipped to their final destinations around the globe. The aircraft, Air Canada Cargo’s second dedicated Boeing 767-300ER freighter, will facilitate high frequency capacity from Halifax to Air Canada’s global network, including service to Frankfurt, Cologne, Istanbul and Madrid, starting in May. The new service to Halifax complements Air Canada Cargo’s existing regular freighter service to cities in Latin America.
In today’s announcment, Air Canada’s Vice President – Cargo, Jason Berry, said,
“We have always enjoyed a long-standing and strong bond with Atlantic Canada and the Nova Scotia community, and we are thrilled to introduce direct freighter capacity to the market. Atlantic Canada’s economy has experienced important growth in the last few years, with increased demand from North America, Europe, and beyond. Nova Scotia is a key element of our growth strategy and Halifax being one of our first Canadian markets with the freighters further emphasizes the importance we place on our partnerships in the community. We are pleased to increase our support to the robust and growing trade sector in the region.”
Also commenting on Air Canada Cargo’s new dedicated cargo service, Halifax International Airport’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Joyce Carter, said,
“This exciting Air Canada Cargo expansion will increase capacity at Halifax Stanfield, providing Nova Scotia businesses and industries with more opportunities to ship their products efficiently by air. We are thrilled with Air Canada's continued investment in Halifax and look forward to their future growth to meet the needs of communities across the region.”
Air Canada Cargo is Canada’s largest air cargo provider, as measured by cargo capacity, and has a presence in over 50 countries, as well as self-handled hubs in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Chicago, London and Frankfurt. As Air Canada’s dedicated freight division, Air Canada Cargo offers global connectivity across six continents with domestic and international passenger flights, as well as cargo-only flights with their fleet of dedicated Boeing 767-300ER freighters and trucking services.
Source: Air Canada