UAE-based Emirates SkyCargo has signed an agreement with Air Canada Cargo to offer its global customers even more benefits.
Emirates SkyCargo said in its statement that under the agreement, the parties will collaborate on various projects, including the expansion of freight intermodal alternatives and blocking space arrangements, subject to any necessary regulatory approvals.
These developments are intended to provide greater capacity across the wider global integrated network to both airlines’ cargo customers.
Air Canada Cargo will use Emirates SkyCargo’s high-frequency delivery network through the belly of Emirates’ scheduled passenger flights to more than 140 destinations around the world, as well as additional capacity provided by Emirates’ fleet of 11 freighter aircraft.
In exchange, SkyCargo will have access to more than 60 locations in Canada and more than 150 destinations on five continents via Air Canada Cargo, thanks to the bellyhold capacity of its Boeing 767 freighter fleet and Air Canada’s scheduled passenger flights, Nabil Sultan said. Senior Vice President, Cargo, Emirates, after signing the agreement with Matthieu Casey, Managing Director Commercial, Air Canada Cargo.
The two airlines have extensive expertise in transporting specialty cargo such as oil and gas drilling equipment, auto parts and pharmaceuticals using dedicated cargo or passenger aircraft, he said.
Emirates and Air Canada have implemented a passenger codeshare agreement spanning 46 destinations in North America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa, as well as a loyalty program partnership that allows Aeroplan and Skywards members to earn and Redeeming miles and points has been operated by Air Canada and Emirates, respectively, since a strategic partnership was announced in 2022.
According to him, Emirates SkyCargo is committed to becoming a leader in the global air cargo industry, providing customers with the highest standard of products and services.
“The partnership with Air Canada Cargo will provide added value to our customers by providing faster access to new destinations in Canada through our Toronto and US gateways,” Sultan noted.
Casey noted that the agreement enables the two carriers to work more closely together to optimize their respective cargo and bellyhold capacity across our extensive and complementary global network.
“Customers will benefit from these additional synergies by gaining more options, destinations and simplified handling when shipping globally,” he added.trade arab news agency