Cargojet handles record volumes to meet Amazon Prime Week demand

Canadian freighter carrier Cargojet said last week it handled record volumes and added capacity to meet e-commerce demand for overnight delivery in Amazon Prime Week.

“The continuing and tremendous growth of on-line shopping by Canadians is contributing to increased demand for Cargojet’s time sensitive overnight air cargo services,” said Ajay Virmani, president and chief executive officer.

“Our major customers experienced significant volume growth this past week and Cargojet’s overnight air cargo network is continuing to enable e-commerce delivery across Canada, by leveraging our existing aircraft fleet with additional daytime and overnight flights and capacity to meet this demand.”

“Cargojet handled in excess of 1,000,000 pounds more than an average week and operated 23 additional flights for prime week with 100 per cent on-time reliability,” added Virmani.

Cargojet carries over 1,300,000 pounds of cargo each business night via its network across North America, utilising a fleet of all-cargo aircraft.