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YVR celebrates start of WestJet Cargo service

WestJet has officially launched its new cargo freighter service out of YVR in partnership with GTA dnata Group.

With this new business venture, WestJet will contribute to the important operation of goods movement at YVR, which is essential to ensuring B.C. businesses and products have access to global markets and that global products are readily made available across our region.

In 2022, YVR handled more than 300,000 tons of cargo. This represents a nine per cent increase over 2021 and makes YVR Canada’s second busiest cargo airport.

We are proud of our cargo operation and role in Canada’s supply chain and continue to explore new and innovative ways to improve our operation and increase efficiency and sustainability. This includes investing in our existing infrastructure to ensure peak performance as well as using digital tools, such as our Air Cargo Community System developed in partnership with Kale Info Solutions and leveraging our Digital Twin to monitor and map goods movement and identify efficiencies.

Cargo and our focus on growth and optimization is in direct service of our community and the economy that supports it. The strength of our cargo operations, enhanced with WestJet’s new freighter service, creates opportunity for B.C. exports, such as seafood and produce, to arrive fresh at destinations around the world while also ensuring global products make their way to the hands of local consumers.

Not only will YVR’s enhanced systems and increased connectivity improve our operational efficiency but will also allow us to continue to meet our shared goals for the safe, reliable, and efficient movement of goods that our economy relies on.

We look forward to continuing to connect B.C. products to the world in partnership with our many cargo and logistics providers, including WestJet.

Learn more about WestJet’s new freighter service at YVR here.

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Five individuals standing in front of WestJet Cargo airplane cutting ribbon

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