Cargojet expands its dedicated ACMI aircraft agreement with DHL Express with the addition of three international routes to handle increased package volumes as a result of Covid-related surges in e-commerce and the end-of-the-year peak.
The new routes are operated by three dedicated Cargojet B767-300 freighters between Hamilton (YHM), Canada; the DHL Express hub in Cincinnati (LUK), Ohio; and continuing to Monterrey (MTY), Mexico; and DHL’s East Midlands (EMA) hub in the UK.
These routes were initially started in April 2020 and October 2020 on a temporary basis, as global demand for dedicated air cargo services soared as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting reduction in belly cargo capacity in passenger aircraft.
Cargojet notes it was well-positioned to assist DHL Express in quickly adding required cargo capacity and is “very pleased to transition these routes to longer-term arrangements to provide dedicated air cargo capacity to DHL”. This brings the total dedicated ACMI aircraft operated by Cargojet for DHL Express to nine.
“We are very pleased to continue to grow our long-standing relationship with DHL globally and look forward to continue to provide DHL and its customers with exceptional on-time performance and service levels,” says Ajay K. Virmani, president, and CEO for Cargojet.
“DHL Express welcomes the opportunity to expand its relationship with long-time partner Cargojet to help support our commitment to our customers and meet ever-growing demands for capacity and shipment growth, especially on these critical transatlantic lanes,” adds Jon Olin, VP of Aviation for DHL Express Americas.
Canada-based Cargojet is a leading provider of time-sensitive premium air cargo services to all major cities in North America, provides dedicated ACMI and international charter services, and carries over 11,340 tonnes of cargo weekly. Cargojet operates its network with its own fleet of 27 cargo aircraft comprised of B757-200PCF and B767-200ER/BDSF aircraft.