Canadian all-cargo airline, Cargojet says it handled record volumes during the week around Amazon’s Prime Day e-commerce event, adding additional capacity to meet demand.
This year, Prime Day launched on 15 July with online deals last ing up to 36 hours for Amazon Prime members.
“The continuing and tremendous growth of on-line shopping by Canadians is contributing to increased demand for Cargojet’s time sensitive overnight air cargo services”, says Ajay Virmani, president and chief executive officer.
“Our major customers experienced significant volume growth this past week and Cargojet’s overnight air cargo network is continuing to enable e-commerce delivery across Canada, by leveraging our existing aircraft fleet with additional daytime and overnight flights and capacity to meet this demand.”
“Cargojet handled in excess of 453,592 kg more than an average week and operated 23 additional flights for Prime week with 100 per cent on-time reliability,” adds Virmani.
Cargojet is Canada’s leading provider of time sensitive overnight air cargo services and carries over 589,670 kg of cargo each business night, utilising its fleet of 11 B767-300s, one B767-200 and eight B757-200 freighters.