TORONTO, Aug. 6 /CNW/ - Cargojet Income Fund (the "Fund") (TSX: CJT.UN),
Canada's leading domestic premium overnight air cargo network, announced today
that it's first Boeing 757-200 Extended Range Freighter Aircraft has joined
it's fleet of thirty-three aircraft.
This aircraft is capable of uplifting a maximum cargo payload of 80,500
pounds. This represents an increase in payload of 33% with a 13% decrease in
fuel burn, as compared to the current B727-200 Advanced Freighter Aircraft.
"We are very excited to be the first and only Canadian air cargo operator
to introduce this newer generation, more fuel efficient environmentally
friendly and long range aircraft to our fleet. The addition of this aircraft
type will allow us to maximize the efficient deployment of capacity on our
core domestic overnight network and to further expand into selected
international markets," says Ajay K. Virmani, President and CEO of the Fund.
"We are an organization who continually improves our network capabilities
by providing our customers with value added services," says Jamie Porteous,
Executive Vice President Sales and Service.
The aircraft arrived at Hamilton International Airport on Tuesday, August
5, 2008 and is planned to enter revenue service later this month. This is a
major step towards Cargojet's ongoing aircraft fleet renewal and growth plans.
Cargojet is Canada's leading provider of time sensitive overnight air
cargo services. Cargojet operates its network across North America,
transporting over 885,000 pounds of time sensitive air cargo each business
night, utilizing a fleet of thirty-three all cargo aircraft.
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