Air Canada Cargo
has introduced a five times weekly freighter service between Toronto and Frankfurt. With a total cargo capacity
of 85 tonnes, the McDonnell Douglas MD-11 service represents a 16 per cent
increase in available weight capacity.
In addition, Air Canada Cargo has boosted freight capacity within Canada
through an agreement with Cargojet Airways. Using Boeing 727 cargo aircraft on
the Toronto-Calgary-Vancouver route, Air Canada Cargo provides its customers
with an additional 18 tonnes of upper deck capacity four days per week.
"With the launch of dedicated all-freight services on key routes in
Canada and over the North Atlantic, Air Canada Cargo is strengthening its
position in the highly competitive cargo business by introducing new services
that complement our shared capacity with Air Canada's passenger operations,"
said Claude Morin, Vice President, Air Canada Cargo. "Today, with Air Canada
having successfully restructured its business and reduced costs to competitive
levels, Air Canada Cargo is positioned to succeed as a stand alone business
unit. Air Canada Cargo is focused on pursuing strategic growth opportunities
in response to demand from freight forwarders and industry clients while
meeting their needs on a world wide scale."
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