Thursday, July 18, 2024

Flying Safe with WestJet Cargo

WestJet Cargo has extended its product portfolio and premiered a comprehensive solution for the transport of high value cargo, be it banknotes, jewellery, precious metals and stones, or other highly valuable goods. “Our commitment to excellence extends to every area of our business, from network to operations to anticipating and meeting the needs of our […]

WestJet Cargo launches Bike’Air, the safest and smoothest motorcycle air transportation option

Bike’Air offers specialised transportation options and tailored logistics solutions for motorcycles. The service which started operating two months ago, is available both on domestic and international flights connecting Canada to the USA and Europe. Destinations include Miami, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Dublin, Edinburgh, Paris, Rome London Gatwick and Heathrow. They can be reached from four stations […]

Jettainer and WestJet Cargo continuing successful partnership

WestJet Cargo and Jettainer have agreed on a long-term extension to a partnership dating back to 2015. Canada’s second largest airline and the international leader in outsourced ULD management announced the contract extension at the air cargo Europe in Munich. Over the coming years, Jettainer will continue to manage and maintain WestJet’s entire ULD fleet, […]

WestJet Cargo and the GTA Group celebrate inauguration of dedicated freighter in Toronto

WestJet Cargo and the GTA Group have celebrated the inauguration of the first of three 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters in Toronto alongside integral business partners and key stakeholders. The event was commemorated by a ribbon cutting at WestJet’s Toronto hangar, signifying the launch of WestJet Cargo and the GTA Group’s dedicated freighter service that will […]

WestJet Cargo’s freighters take flight

WestJet took delivery of the first of its freighters in April 2022, hoping to have them in service by the end of the year. However, certification from the Canadian authorities took longer than expected, preventing the company from using its airfreight fleet. Now, having been given the green light by Transport Canada earlier this year, WestJet Cargo […]

WestJet Cargo receives approval on behalf of Transport Canada certifying its 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters

WestJet Cargo has announced that it has received Transport Canada’s approval and official certification of its four 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF).  Following certification, WestJet Cargo and the GTA Group will expeditiously implement three freighters into service, as dedicated aircraft that will fulfill the large-scale needs of businesses, freight forwarders, shippers and individual customers across […]

WestJet Cargo enters exciting period of development

WestJet, a Canadian carrier betting on a profitable cargo market, is hoping for a successful 2023 in its cargo operations. Having finally cleared a delayed regulatory approval process, the airline has confirmed the launch date for its four dedicated Boeing 737-800 freighters. Entering the new year, Kirsten De Bruijn, the Executive Vice President of Cargo […]

WestJet Cargo confirms the launch of four Boeing 737-800 freighters

WestJet Cargo, the air cargo division of WestJet, has spent the last few months putting a solid structure in place in order to take its cargo activities to another level. On 7th December, WestJet Cargo confirmed the launch of 4 dedicated Boeing 737-800 freighters on March 26, 2023 to massively increase its operations, thereby meeting […]

WestJet Cargo and SmartKargo launch new air cargo platform

WestJet Cargo and SmartKargo have announced the successful launch of their state-of-the-art air cargo management platform. The partnership will provide a comprehensive digital solution that will transform and strengthen WestJet Cargo’s business and user experience for customers, in advance of the upcoming arrival of its dedicated freighters. SmartKargo is a leading Cloud provider of air […]

WestJet Cargo asserts commitment to cargo in partnership with GTA

WestJet Cargo has shown it is more committed than ever to offering customers massively increased services worldwide by announcing a long-term partnership with GTA. Already well-known for being a very caring brand, WestJet Cargo pays particular attention to pets and takes great pride in successfully transporting thousands of animals across its network every year. However, […]

Menzies Aviation wins WestJet contract to support airline’s Amsterdam launch

Menzies Aviation, the global aviation logistics specialist, has been awarded a ground services contract with WestJet as the Canadian airline commences flights into Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The WestJet 787 Dreamliner flights between Amsterdam and Calgary International Airport will begin in August. Menzies will provide a full suite of ground services including passenger services, ramp handling, cabin […]

WestJet renews ULD partnership with Jettainer

WestJet has renewed its ULD management partnership with Jettainer for another five-years, extending the contract two years before expiring. The Canadian airline has grown significantly since the partnership started in 2015, including taking delivery of the first of 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in January. The number of containers and pallets to be controlled has been […]

WestJet revenue grows as expansion plans are implemented

Revenue at WestJet improved in 2016 as it continued growing and expansion plans were implemented, director of WestJet Cargo and charter operations, Heidi Grigg tells Air Cargo Week (ACW). She says revenue grew in 2016 despite economic challenges and the air cargo industry suffering from lower yields, but these should see some improvement in 2017. […]

The gateway from North America to China

Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is focusing on trade with Asia taking advantage of being home to the only freighter between mainland China and Canada, writes Air Cargo Week’s staff writer, James Muir. The airport says developing itself as the gateway to and from North America and China/Asia is not an accident, telling ACW: “EIA is […]

Halifax Stanfield and Incheon expand sister airport agreement

Halifax Stanfield International Airport has celebrated six years of a ‘sister airport’ agreement with Incheon International Airport by further expanding the deal. Since initially starting the agreement in 2010, cargo exports have been a major focus area, with live lobster exports to Asia doubling between 2010 and 2015. Halifax says the value of live lobster […]

Perishables and agrifood boost Edmonton

Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is performing above forecasts in 2016, due to a strong first quarter in international cargo charter growth and perishables in June and July. The gateway’s primary market is international and the Trans-Atlantic and Trans-Pacific sectors are above target due to new capacity offerings of AFKLMP Cargo, Icelandair Cargo and Westjet on […]

Gatwick aims to handle one million tonnes by 2050

Cargo volumes at Gatwick Airport rose by 18.4 per cent in July and the London hub says it could handle one million tonnes annually by 2050 if it gets approval for expansion. Gatwick handled 6,534 tonnes in July 2016, up from 5,521 tonnes in the same month last year. In 2015 Gatwick saw cargo figures […]

WestJet connects Gatwick with six Canadian cities

Gatwick Airport has received 28 new weekly flights to Canada with WestJet launching routes to Toronto, St John’s, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg. The low cost carrier will have bellyhold cargo capacity, and will use Boeing 767-300s on all the services except the St John’s flights, which will use a Boeing 737. The Toronto flights […]

Miami sees small cargo rise

Miami International Airport (MIA) has seen total cargo volumes increase by 0.3 per cent to 2.2 million tonnes in 2015 with domestic rising and international seeing a slight dip. Freight at Miami fell marginally in 2015 to 2.1 million tonnes while mail increased by 29 per cent to 38,100 tonnes. Total domestic cargo, which covers […]

Boeing launches biofuel project using Canadian forestry industry waste

Boeing is working with the University of British Columbia, SkyNRG, and members of Canada’s aviation industry, on a project to use waste from the country’s forestry industry as biofuel. The parties involved will use leftover branches, sawdust and other waste to create sustainable biofuel. The consortium includes Boeing, Air Canada, WestJet, Bombardier as well as […]