Wednesday, May 22, 2024
WestJet Cargo strengthens international network

WestJet Cargo strengthens international network

WestJet Cargo has announced the strengthening of its flights between Calgary and Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG). This route, operating 5-7 times weekly, underscores WestJet Cargo’s commitment to expanding its footprint in Europe and enhancing service efficiency through strategic hubs.

Paris CDG acts as a central hub, enabling WestJet Cargo to connect with various destinations across Europe using multiple modes of transport. This connectivity is bolstered by the strong partnership with ECS Group, whose expertise in logistics and network capabilities has been vital in overcoming transportation challenges and optimizing cargo routes. The route supports a diverse cargo base with a payload capacity of 18 tons, feeding and de-feeding various locations in France and beyond.

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Kirsten de Bruijn, Executive Vice President of Cargo at WestJet, highlighted the strategic developments: “Our expansion into European markets through the Paris hub is a key part of our growth strategy. ECS Group’s technological support and network have been indispensable in enhancing our service capabilities, allowing us to pursue new opportunities in additional European countries.”

Jean Ceccaldi, Managing Director of Aero Cargo France – subsidiary of ECS Group, commented on the technology integration: “We’re proud to support WestJet Cargo with our Quantum e-quotation system and Apollo business intelligence platform. These tools enable efficient management of cargo capacities and market analysis, supporting WestJet Cargo’s goals of technological excellence and enhanced service delivery.”

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The commitment to sustainability also plays a role in this partnership, with both companies working to integrate sustainable practices into their operations, reflecting their dedication to environmental stewardship.

As WestJet Cargo continues to grow, the airline remains focused on providing high-quality, efficient, and technologically advanced cargo services to meet the dynamic needs of its global customers.

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Edward Hardy

Having become a journalist after university, Edward Hardy has been a reporter and editor at some of the world's leading publications and news sites. In 2022, he became Air Cargo Week's Editor. Got news to share? Contact me on Edward.Hardy@AirCargoWeek.com

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