Cargojet and Canadian North have announced a renewed cargo partnership aimed at increasing cargo capacity to better serve Canada’s Arctic.
The renewal deepens a 20-year relationship and signifies a major increase in cargo capacity to address the rapidly growing needs of remote and northern communities to have reliable access to essential supplies.
Cargojet will be the exclusive provider for air cargo from Winnipeg and Ottawa to Iqaluit, while Canadian North will continue to deliver air cargo across Canada’s Arctic.
This builds upon Canadian North’s recent announcement to double the size of its cargo facility in Ottawa by 2026, which not only serves as an integral gateway for Inuit communities but also underscores its commitment to expanding services in the Arctic.
Shelly De Caria, president and chief executive of Canadian North, said: “Maintaining and strengthening relationships is crucial, especially when it comes to serving our communities.
“With Cargojet’s expertise, we are continuing to combine our strengths to be able to provide faster, more reliable deliveries of essential supplies to our northern communities, creating opportunities for local businesses to grow, and ensuring that people up North have access to the goods they rely on.”
Dr. Ajay K. Virmani, Cargojet’s executive chairman as of January 4, 2024, said: “Cargojet has been a long-time provider of dedicated and essential air cargo services to Iqaluit for Canadian North and its customers.
“Cargojet’s enviable track record of on-time performance and reliability will ensure that essential goods are delivered on-time to the people of Nunavut.
“We are very pleased to enter into this new long-term commitment with our partners at Canadian North.”
Canadian North operates a versatile fleet of aircraft for regularly scheduled passenger and air cargo services. All aircraft are gravel and ice strip equipped for landing in remote locations, and many are combination (combi) aircraft capable of multiple passenger/cargo configurations.
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