Calgary scores Cathay maindeck service
The Calgary Airport Authority has welcomed the arrival of Cathay Pacific’s B747-8 Freighter to Calgary.
November 10, 2014
The Calgary Airport Authority has welcomed the arrival of Cathay Pacific’s B747-8 Freighter to Calgary. Th e inaugural fl ight, which touched down 18 October, further positions YYC as a leading cargo platform linking business across to the world to Calgary and Alberta’s robust economy, the airport said.
Cathay Pacifi c Cargo currently operates freighter services to 44 destinations around the world and will expand Cathay’s presence in North America to 16 destinations. Th e move makes YYC one of only two Canadian airports to off er cargo service to both Europe and Asia.
“We are very excited to make Calgary the most recent addition to our North American network. Calgary’s strong business market, along with YYC’s constant focus on delivering a strong cargo platform made it the clear choice when deciding where we’d like to expand our business,” said James Woodrow, Cathay Pacific’s director cargo. Th e flight commences twice weekly scheduled service between Hong Kong and Calgary, increasing the fl ow of goods between Canada and Asia. Over the past 15 years, the Authority has been investing heavily in its cargo facilities, making YYC an advantageous choice for Cathay to enter Alberta’s market.
Calgary Airport Authority senior VP and COO Stephan Poirier said: “We are very pleased that Cathay has selected Calgary as its newest freighter service in Canada. A direct service to Asia helps us achieve our vision of strengthening our extensive cargo connections, while further positioning YYC as a major cargo hub in North America.”