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  • Joe Breitfeller

Air Canada Cargo Touches Down in Basel, Switzerland for the First Time

Air Canada Cargo’s first freighter flight between Toronto and Basel, Switzerland touched down in on Thursday, April 20, 2023. Basel is one of Europe’s premier pharmaceutical hubs, and is new connected to Air Canada’s extensive network via Toronto.

Air Canada Cargo Celebrates Inaugural Dedicated Freighter Service Between Toronto and Basel, Switzerland on April 20, 2023 - Courtesy Air Canada

On Thursday (April 20, 2023), Air Canada Cargo celebrated the completion of their inaugural flight between Toronto and Basel, Switzerland, one of Europe’s premier pharmaceutical hubs. The route will operate twice weekly with a dedicated Air Canada Boeing 767 freighter. Basel is the latest addition to Air Canada Cargo’s global freighter network, following recently launched freighter services to Liege in Belgium, Dallas, Atlanta and Bogota.

In Thursday’s announcement, Air Canada Cargo’s Managing Director, Matthieu Casey, said,

“We are excited to be returning to Basel, this time with our freighters, to serve a key market in Europe for pharmaceuticals. The capability of our freighters, combined with our temperature-controlled containers and cool chain facility at our Toronto global hub position us to serve this critical market with reliable, year-round service, and ensure these important shipments can move safely and in a timely manner throughout our global network.”

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

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