- Offering forwarders a seamless online booking experience, expanding Air Canada Cargo’s interline capacity and network reach into India, and Southeast Asia
MONTREAL, May 16, 2023 – Air Canada Cargo today announced that customers can now easily find and book interline cargo shipments through the Emirates SkyCargo flights, including between the Americas and Southeast Asia and India, through key European hubs.
The enhanced online booking capabilities now live, enable Air Canada Cargo customers to book shipments that will travel on Emirates SkyCargo flights on an interline basis via AirCanadaCargo.com, WebCargo, Cargo-One and CargoAI as well as our direct connect customers.
“We are excited to see these continued improvements to further enhance the user experience for both Air Canada Cargo customers and Emirates SkyCargo customers. This strong partnership will continue to evolve in ways that bring tremendous value to the forwarding community, and this is yet another great step in that direction,” said Matthieu Casey, Managing Director, Commercial, at Air Canada Cargo.
This latest development follows the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in February between the two major airlines regarding interline cooperation and also builds on the broader strategic commercial partnership between Air Canada and Emirates, which was announced last year.
Air Canada Cargo will have access to Emirates SkyCargo’s high frequency distribution network through the belly-hold of Emirates scheduled passenger flights to over 140 global destinations, as well as the additional capacity offered by 11 freighters currently in the Emirates fleet. In return, customers booking with SkyCargo will have access to over 60 cities in Canada and more than 150 cities across five continents through Air Canada Cargo thanks to a fleet of Boeing 767 freighters and the belly-hold capacity of Air Canada’s scheduled passenger flights.
Air Canada and Emirates first announced their global partnership in 2022. In addition to this latest cargo development, the airlines recently implemented a passenger codeshare agreement which covers 46 destinations across North America, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Air Canada and Emirates have also launched joint loyalty program benefits for members of Aeroplan and Skywards to earn and redeem miles and points on flights operated by Emirates and Air Canada respectively.
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About Air Canada Cargo
Air Canada Cargo is an award-winning provider of air cargo services. It is Canada's largest air cargo provider as measured by cargo capacity, with a presence in over 50 countries and self-handled hubs in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Chicago, London, and Frankfurt. As the dedicated air freight division of Air Canada, Air Canada Cargo offers reliable air freight lift and connectivity across six continents using Air Canada’s domestic and international passenger and freighter flights, and trucking services. For more information, please visit: aircanadacargo.com
About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada's largest airline, the country’s flag carrier and a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network. Air Canada provides scheduled service directly to more than 180 airports in Canada, the United States and Internationally on six continents. It holds a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax. Air Canada’s Aeroplan program is Canada’s premier travel loyalty program, where members can earn or redeem points on the world’s largest airline partner network of 45 airlines, plus through an extensive range of merchandise, hotel and car rental rewards. Its freight division, Air Canada Cargo, provides air freight lift and connectivity to hundreds of destinations across six continents using Air Canada’s passenger and freighter aircraft. Air Canada has committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050. Air Canada shares are publicly traded on the TSX in Canada and the OCTQX in the US.
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