TORONTO, Aug. 27 /CNW/ - The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is
pleased to announce that Korean Air Cargo, one the largest cargo airlines in
the world, will be increasing its freighter service at Toronto Pearson.
Beginning in early September, the airline will be adding a third weekly
B747-400F flight, bringing their frequency up to a Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
service. The B747-400 aircraft is one of the most fuel efficient and quietest
in its class.
"We are very happy to see this increase in service from Korean Air
Cargo," said Lloyd McCoomb, President and CEO of the GTAA. "This increased
cargo offering is very good for the whole community we serve. It means that
companies moving cargo to and from the Asian market now have more options and
greater flexibility. The new freighter service also consolidates our role
within the Asia-Pacific Corridor."
Canada's new open skies agreement with South Korea and the GTAA's reduced
landing fees for all-cargo aircraft that were announced in June of last year
facilitated the expansion of Korean Air's cargo schedule in Toronto.
Toronto Pearson is the leading air cargo gateway in Canada, offering
world class facilities and infrastructure for all-cargo operators. All five
runways are equipped to handle heavyweight aircraft and there are more than
1.2 million square feet of cargo handling facilities and 2.5 million square
feet of dedicated apron space for cargo operations.
Toronto Pearson is the only Canadian airport served with scheduled
all-cargo services to Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the United States.
Additionally, world-leading freight forwarders have their Canadian
headquarters in Toronto and the bulk of their consolidations in Canada take
place near the airport.
The GTAA is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport, the
largest airport in Canada and one of the largest airports in North America in
terms of passenger and air cargo traffic.
For further information:
For further information: GTAA Media Office, (416) 776-3709