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Air Canada Cargo launches Toronto-Frankfurt Freighter Service; Increases Cargo Capacity in Western Canada

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com 3 November 2004

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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