Original news was published on 24 July 2019
Canadian overnight air cargo services provider Cargojet has handled record volumes and added capacity to meet e-commerce demand for overnight deliveries last week.
The e-commerce volume growth this past week was mainly driven by Amazon’s Prime day shopping holiday.
"The continuing and tremendous growth of online 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 percent on-time reliability," added Virmani.
Cargojet carries over 1,300,000 pounds of cargo each business night.
Cargojet operates its network across North America each business night, utilising a fleet of all-cargo aircraft.