MONTREAL, January 25, 2023 – Air Canada today announced that Jon Turner, currently Vice President, Inflight Services, has been appointed Vice President, Cargo effective February 18, 2023.
An accomplished airline executive with expertise in global strategy, operations and customer service, Mr. Turner has held a wide range of progressively critical, senior leadership roles at Air Canada and other Canadian airlines. These have included Vice President, Maintenance and Engineering, with responsibility for all aspects of Air Canada’s aircraft acquisition, fleet management, global aircraft maintenance programs and airworthiness. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Sky Regional, a Canadian airline that operated flights under the Air Canada Express brand, and prior to this as Executive Vice President at Air Transat.
Mr. Turner became President, Rouge Operations in June 2019, with oversight for all aspects of leisure carrier Air Canada Rouge and its distinct brand and culture. He subsequently assumed leadership of Air Canada’s Inflight Service branch of more than 9,000 inflight brand ambassadors.
With three dedicated Boeing 767 freighters now in the fleet and seven more on the way, plus two Boeing 777 freighters due for delivery in 2024, Mr. Turner will have oversight for leading the strategic direction of Air Canada Cargo’s global business as well as operationalizing commercial cargo opportunities to sustainably optimize Air Canada’s long-term business objectives.
Mr. Turner holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from McGill University in Montreal.
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 to hundreds of destinations across six continents using Air Canada’s domestic and international passenger flights, cargo-only flights with its fleet of Boeing 767 freighter aircraft, 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 passenger service directly to 51 airports in Canada, 51 in the United States and 88 internationally. 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 flights and cargo-only flights with its fleet of Boeing 767 freighters. Air Canada has committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050.
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