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Air Canada Cargo: cool and complex cargo

Air Canada Cargo: cool and complex cargo

As a global combination carrier, Air Canada Cargo has developed a range of products that offer various service levels and additional features to meet customer expectations and market demands.

The airline’s fleet in the Americas includes Boeing 767 freighters, Boeing 787-9/8, Boeing 777-300ER/200LR and Airbus A330-300 widebody aircraft, as well as Boeing 737 MAX, Airbus 220-300, Airbus A321-200/A319-100 narrowbody aircraft.

Its fleet today consists of 340 mainline, Rouge and Jazz aircraft: 8 freighters, 82 widebodies, and 250 narrowbodies. Over the next four years, Air Canada will be adding more than 70 new aircraft as part of its fleet renewal program: 20 Boeing 787-9/10, 19 Airbus A321XLR, 27 Airbus A220-300, and 5 Boeing 737 MAX. “Air Canada Cargo’s competitive edge lies in our ability to reach major markets all over the world by operating one of the most extensive networks in the Americas.

Our modern fleet of aircraft has the right balance of capacity and range to reach all major hubs across North, Central and South America,” said Matthieu Casey, Managing Director of Commercial at Air Canada Cargo. “We’ve been able to provide consistent capacity through the flexibility of our freighter fleet and expansive passenger widebody network,” Casey added.

Temperature-sensitive transport

With dedicated self-handling cargo warehouses and CEIV Pharma certification, Air Canada Cargo works to ensure the integrity of temperature-sensitive cargo throughout the entire cool chain process by implementing stringent protocols and specialised procedures.

“Our state-of-the-art cold chain facility in Toronto also plays an integral part by providing temperature-controlled transit storage to maintain optimal conditions for the journey,” Matthieu Casey said.

Combination carrier

Air Canada Cargo’s fleet, expansive global network, and teams allow it to assist customers with their needs, whether it is through regular shipments using one of its many product capabilities, or via personalised and customised solutions.” “In addition to its year-round scheduled freighter service, Air Canada Cargo’s 767 freighters s are available for on-demand flying, offering customers a tailor-made solution for their urgent cargo needs. “A great example of this was when we had to ship the largest item our airline has ever fit into a Boeing 767 freighter – a 44-foot-long movie screen weighing nearly 2,000 lbs.”

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Anastasiya Simsek

Anastasiya Simsek started her journalism career in 2016 at Ukrainian TV-Channels: 24 Channel and 1+1 Media. Having worked across a number of different sectors, including news, medicine and lifestyle, she joined the Air Cargo Week editorial team in 2024. To share your news and exclusive insights, contact


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