First Air Canada freighter touches down in Belgium

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Air Canada Cargo’s first Boeing 767 freighter from Toronto landed in Liege, Belgium, on 30 March. Flights will operate twice per week, increasing to three later in the year. The service originates in Toronto with a stop in Halifax.

In April, Air Canada Cargo will start a twice weekly service to Basel, Switzerland, one of Europe’s premier pharmaceutical hubs. The carrier already flies to Dallas, Atlanta and Bogota.

Managing director, commercial, Matthieu Casey, said: “This is another important connection from a key European market with Air Canada and Air Canada Cargo’s global network through its Toronto hub.”

Liege Airport chief executive, Laurent Jossart, added: “Liege Airport has been chosen by Air Canada Cargo as the first ever freighter-only station, which clearly shows the fast growing importance of Liege Airport as a leading European cargo hub.”