MONTREAL, May 4, 2022 – Air Canada said today that it has operated the first flight of a Boeing 767-300 freighter by Air Canada Cargo into Madrid as it continues to expand its freighter network in Europe. Through its extensive network of freighter and passenger flights, shipments from the US, Latin America and Canada can connect easily to Madrid and Barcelona via the carrier’s Toronto hub.
“With our second Boeing 767-300 freighter now in the fleet, we are growing our footprint in Europe. In addition to flights to Frankfurt, Air Canada Cargo will offer three flights per week to Madrid, arriving from Toronto and Halifax, filled with freight from its Canadian, US and Latin American freighter network, providing a direct connection for Spanish goods to Canada and beyond,” said Matthieu Casey, Managing Director, Commercial, at Air Canada Cargo. “Air Canada and Air Canada Cargo are committed to delivering reliable, dedicated capacity to the European market as we continue to expand out freighter fleet. This includes the recent announcement of the acquisition of two new 767-300F aircraft that will enter service in 2023.”
Air Canada and Air Canada Cargo also offer capacity to Madrid and Barcelona on passenger service with five weekly flights from Toronto.
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 767-300 freighter aircraft, and trucking services. For more information, please visit: aircanadacargo.com
About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline, the country’s flag carrier and a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking from the independent U.K. research firm Skytrax, which in 2021 also named Air Canada as having the Best Airline Staff in North America, Best Airline Staff in Canada, Best Business Class Lounge in North America, as well as an Excellence award for its handling of COVID-19. Also in 2021, Air Canada was named Global Traveler's Best Airline in North America for the third straight year. In January 2021, Air Canada received APEX’s Diamond Status Certification for the Air Canada CleanCare+ biosafety program for managing COVID-19, the only airline in Canada to attain the highest APEX ranking. Air Canada has also committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050. For more information, please visit: aircanada.com/media, follow Air Canada on Twitter and LinkedIn, and join Air Canada on Facebook.
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