For Immediate Release
June 15, 2016
Carrier Adds B767-300F Air Freighter to replace aging B727’s
On June 15, the partnership between The Calgary Airport Authority and Cargojet reached another milestone as the airline introduced its new state-of-the-art wide-body fleet to Calgary International Airport (YYC).
YYC continues to be the leading air cargo gateway in the province of Alberta. In 2015, air cargo transported through YYC rose to 134,695 tonnes, which represents more than 75 per cent of all air cargo moved in the province. Cargojet is a significant cargo operator out of YYC and has continually grown its business at Calgary International Airport, adding more services and more capacity, and supporting the airport’s overall cargo development strategy.
“YYC is a strategic multi-modal transportation location, with the best access to airside facilities, and great connections to major transportation routes. We’re focused on providing the infrastructure to support growth for our cargo partners and the logistics sector overall, and the introduction of Cargojet’s larger aircraft here is an acknowledgement that strategy is working,” said Stephan Poirier, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for The Calgary Airport Authority. “The Authority’s partnership with Cargojet means more opportunities for Albertans to send and receive goods from around the world, and we congratulate Cargojet on their many years of success in the Calgary and Alberta region.”
The cargo carrier’s new Boeing 767-300F introduced today, replaces the Boeing 727 series on service out of YYC. This new aircraft is equipped to handle more than twice the maximum payload, adding even more capacity to Cargojet’s, and YYC’s, daily cargo service.
“Cargojet’s fleet B767-300F aircraft provide over 125,000 pounds of payload for our time sensitive air cargo customers, burn less fuel per pound carried and meets or exceed all current aircraft noise abatement regulations,” said Jamie B. Porteous, Chief Commercial Officer for Cargojet. “We are very pleased to introduce this aircraft to the Calgary International Airport.”
ABOUT THE CALGARY AIRPORT AUTHORITY
The Calgary Airport Authority is a not-for-profit organization incorporated under the Regional Airports Authorities Act of Alberta. The Calgary Airport Authority is responsible for the management, operation and development of Calgary International (YYC) and Springbank (YBW) Airports. YYC is an important economic engine for the city, region and province, supporting 48,000 jobs and generating more than $8 billion per annum in economic activity.
Cargojet is Canada's leading provider of time sensitive overnight air cargo services. Cargojet services 14 major city centers coast to coast each business night. Cargojet operates its network across North America carrying approximately 1,300,000 pounds of cargo each business night. Cargojet has a fleet of 22 aircraft consisting of B767-300ER, B767-200ER, B757-200ER and B727-200AF long range freighter aircraft.
For more information contact:
The Calgary Airport Authority
P: 403 735 5899