Cargojet Airways


Cargojet Airways

Infobox Airline
airline = Cargojet

logo_size = 234px
fleet_size = 12
destinations =
IATA = W8
ICAO = CJT
callsign = CARGOJET
parent = Cargojet Holdings Ltd.
company_slogan =
founded = 2002
headquarters = Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
key_people = Ajay Virmani (President & CEO)
hubs = John C Munro Hamilton International Airport
secondary_hubs =
focus_cities =
frequent_flyer =
lounge =
alliance =
website = http://www.cargojet.com

Cargojet Airways Ltd. (tsx|CJT) is a cargo airline based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. It operates cargo services in Canada and internationally, as well as full aircraft charters. Its main base is John C Munro Hamilton International Airport.fact|date=June 2008

History

The airline was established on 21 February 2002 and started operations in June 2002. It was formerly Canada 3000 Cargo. Ajay Virmani initially acquired 50% of Canada 3000 Cargo in July 2001 and bought the remaining half in February 2002. He is the Chief Executive and President of the airline. The name change to Cargojet came into effect on 22 February 2002. In July 2002 it acquired Winnport Logistics. It is wholly owned by Ajay Virmani and has 405 employees (at March 2007).fact|date=June 2008

On July 17 2007 Cargojet Airways acquired the Georgian Express cargo operations. The regional operation will operate under the name CARGOJET REGIONAL. [http://www.cargojet.com/pressReleases/2007/2007-21.htm Cargojet Acquires The Cargo Assets of Georgian Express Ltd. Press Release July 15, 2007 ] When acquired Georgian Express operates three Beech 1900 freighter and four Cessna Caravan freighter aircraft.

On May 1 2008 Cargojet Airways acquired 51% ownership of Prince Edward Airlines [http://www.cargojet.com/pressReleases/2008/2008-17.htm Cargojet Completes Purchase Of Prince Edward Air Ltd. Press Release ] . In 2008 Cargojet also started a fleet renewal program that consisted of acquiring one Boeing 757-200ER and two Boeing 767-200ER. The 757-200ER scheduled to enter service in August 2008 is a former TUIfly Nordic converted from passenger service to a freighter operation by Precision Freighter. The two 767-200ER are former American Airlines passenger jets being converted to freighter operation by Israeli Aerospace Industries. [http://www.cargojet.com/jetvibes/CJ_SPRING_2008_NEWSLETTER.pdf FlightVibe Spring 2008 ] .

Destinations

Cargojet Airways operates freight services to the following destinations (as of 2008) [ http://www.cargojet.com/assets/FILES/CARGOJET_2008_SCHD.pdf 2008 Schedule ] :
*"Domestic (mainline)" - Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Hamilton, Moncton, Montréal-Mirabel, Ottawa, Regina, Saskatoon, St. John's, Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg.
*"Domestic (truck connection)" - Toronto (trucked from/to Hamilton) and Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau (trucked to/from Montréal-Mirabel)
*"Domestic (Atlantic regional)"- Québec City [ [http://www.cargojet.com/routeNetwork/cj%5Fregional/easternCanada.htm Cargojet :: Route Network :: CJ Regional :: Eastern Canada ] ]
*"Domestic (Ontario regional)" - Earlton, Elliot Lake, Kapuskasing , London-Ontario, NorthBay, Sarnia, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, and Thunder Bay [http://www.cargojet.com/routeNetwork/cj%5Fregional/ontario.htm#city Regional Ontario Route Map ]
*"International (Mainline)" - Newark, NJ, Bermuda
*"International (truck connection)" - Newark, NJ from Hamilton

Fleet

The Cargojet Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft (at March 2007):fact|date=June 2008

References

External links

* [http://www.cargojet.com Cargojet Airways]


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