Air Canada Cargo and Emirates SkyCargo kicked off their interline agreement, through which customers will be able to search and book cargo shipments on the company’s flights to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This agreement will allow connecting the US and Southeast Asia and India through the main European hubs.
Matthew Casey, Chief Commercial Officer, Air Canada Cargo, said: “We are very pleased to see these continued improvements to further enhance the user experience for both Air Canada Cargo and Emirates SkyCargo customers. This strong partnership will continue to grow in a way that will Freight forwarding brings tremendous value to the community and this is another big step in that direction.
The online reservation system has been improved and is now operational, allowing Air Canada Cargo customers to book shipments on Emirates SkyCargo flights. Reservations can be made on the AirCanadaCargo.com, WebCargo, Cargo-One and CargoAI websites as well as through Direct Connect customers.
This launch gives effect to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which the airlines signed in February this year. The MoU establishes interline co-operation and also builds on the comprehensive strategic business partnership between Air Canada and Emirates announced last year.
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The partnership allows Air Canada Cargo access to Emirates SkyCargo’s high-frequency distribution network, which delivers its customers’ parcels to warehouses on Emirates’ regular flights to more than 140 destinations around the world, in addition to 11 aircraft from UAE company freighters Is.
For their part, customers who book with Emirates SkyCargo will be able to ship via Air Canada Cargo to more than 60 cities in Canada and more than 150 destinations in the rest of the world. The Canadian airline is on hold on its Boeing 767 freighters and on Air Canada’s scheduled passenger flights.