Air Canada is shifting some its all-cargo, cabin-loading passenger ‘freighters’ to new routes as scheduled widebody passenger flights gradually come back online. The new cargo-only routes begin variously from 13 July onwards.
The carrier says it is continuing optimise cargo-only flights to meet capacity demand and deploy converted (seats removed) B777-300ER and A330-300 passenger aircraft with cargo cabin-loading capability on international routes.
The route changes for cargo-only converted passenger aircraft include a new weekly Toronto (YYZ) – Sao Paolo (GRU) from operated with with a converted B777; and a new twice weekly Montreal (YUL) – Havana (HAV) – Bogota (BOG) utilising a converted A330-300 passenger aircraft.
The carrier is also introducing a new twice weekly Montreal or Toronto – Atlanta (ATL) – Quito (UIO) service tapping a converted A330-300.
To and from Quito freight can originate in Montreal or Toronto with cabin and belly capacity available, while Atlanta freight can originate in either Montreal or Toronto, with only belly capacity available.