Emirates SkyCargo and Air Canada Cargo have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as part of providing additional benefits to its global air cargo clients.
The MoU was signed by Mr. Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo, and Mr. Matthieu Casey, Managing Director Commercial, Air Canada Cargo, at Emirates Headquarters in Dubai, UAE.
Under the provisions of the MoU, both companies will collaborate on several projects, including extending cargo interline alternatives and making block space arrangements. These will provide both airlines’ freight clients with increased capacity on a broader combined worldwide network.
Air Canada Cargo will have access to Emirates SkyCargo’s high-frequency distribution network through the belly holds of Emirates scheduled passenger flights to over 140 worldwide destinations, as well as the additional capacity provided by the Emirates fleet’s 11 freighters. In exchange, SkyCargo can access more than 60 Canadian locations and more than 150 destinations on five continents via Air Canada Cargo, with a fleet of Boeing 767 freighters and the belly-hold capacity of Air Canada’s scheduled passenger flights.
“Emirates SkyCargo is committed to being a leading player in the global air cargo industry and providing our customers with the highest standards of products and services. Cooperating with Air Canada Cargo will offer our clients added value through more rapid reach to new destinations in Canada via our Toronto and US gateways.”
“We are thrilled to be further strengthening our cargo relationship with Emirates SkyCargo. This agreement enables both carriers to work more closely to optimise our respective freighter and belly capacities throughout each of our extensive and complementary global networks. Customers will benefit from these additional synergies by having access to an even greater array of options, destinations, and streamlined handling when shipping globally,” Mr. Matthieu Casey, Managing Director, Commercial, at Air Canada Cargo, shared.
In addition, Emirates and Air Canada have implemented a passenger codeshare agreement that spans 46 destinations across North America, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, as well as a loyalty program partnership that enables Aeroplan and Skywards members to earn and redeem Miles and Points on all flights operated by Air Canada and Emirates.