Emirates Skycargo strengthens Air Canada ties

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Emirates SkyCargo has enhanced its interline cooperation with Air Canada. Emirates customers can now book shipments on Air Canada Cargo flights on an interline basis via e-SkyCargo, WebCargo, and Cargowise. Air Canada Cargo is working to implement similar direct booking capabilities on Emirates flights in the coming weeks.

Emirates Skycargo’s divisional senior vice president, Nabil Sultan, said: “This arrangement with Air Canada will benefit many of our customers, particularly those in West Asia, Middle East and Africa seeking to transport agricultural equipment, machinery, aircraft parts, as well as perishables and general cargo into Canada and other points in North America.”

This latest development follows the memorandum of understanding signed in February between the two airlines to provide more benefits to their air freight customers and builds on the broader strategic commercial partnership between Emirates and Air Canada, announced last year.

The partnership expands Emirates SkyCargo’s reach to over 60 cities in Canada and more than 150 cities across five continents through Air Canada Cargo’s fleet of Boeing 767 freighters and the belly-hold capacity of Air Canada’s scheduled passenger flights. In return, Air Canada Cargo has access to Emirates SkyCargo’s network through the belly-hold of its scheduled passenger flights to over 150 destinations, as well as the capacity of the 11 freighters currently in the Emirates fleet.