TORONTO, Aug. 12 /CNW/ - The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA)
will be welcoming Lufthansa Cargo to Toronto Pearson International Airport as
of September 2, 2008. Lufthansa will be flying twice weekly service from
Frankfurt using MD-11 freighters. This will provide the Canadian market with
approximately 90 tonnes of air freight capacity on each flight.
"It is very exciting to see Lufthansa Cargo announcing this service into
Toronto," said Lloyd McCoomb, President and CEO of the GTAA. "This shows that
the demand for additional reliable cargo service exists and confirms Toronto's
position as the largest air freight market in Canada. We are responding to the
needs of the businesses in the Toronto area that require just-in-time delivery
and dependable shipping solutions."
According to Dr. Andreas Otto, Lufthansa Cargo Executive Board Member,
Product and Sales, "our new service enables us to air freight customer's
shipments faster non-stop to Canada and connects Toronto with Europe's biggest
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 Latin America, Europe, Asia 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 non-share, not for profit authority that operates Toronto
Pearson. All revenue generated by the GTAA is reinvested back into the
airport. The GTAA recently announced a 25% reduction in cargo landing fees for
all-cargo flights arriving at Toronto Pearson.
For further information:
For further information: GTAA Media Office, (416) 776-3709