RicardoFG From Spain, joined Feb 2005, 678 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4118 times:
There have lately been a few more carriers starting cargo operations into YYZ, Cathay started 744 service back in September plus Air Canadas MD11s from Gemini, Martinair, etc...are any other carriers interested in sending freighters in here to YYZ or is there just no demand for it? JAL Cargo or EVA Air im suprised are not here, but even Atlas, Kalitta, etc...
Ba777-236 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 674 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3997 times:
Well Eva Cargo was here, back in 2001 I believe? MD-11 service.. didn't last long for some reason.
YYZ would be super for a cargo hub IMO. The only issue I see is the high landing fees, but then again, that's for any airline operating here.
In the past few years, we have seen a dramatic increase, from two FedEx's and one UPS, to at least 4 daily FedEx's, two UPS, one DHL/aStar, Cathay Cargo (3 times weekly), Korean Cargo (3 times weekly) plus the daily Gemini and World trijets.
From a spotting perspective, I'd love to see Atlas and Kalitta.
I like British Airways! I'm not sure why, but I do! ;-)
YOW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3900 times:
Quoting Ba777-236 (Reply 1): YYZ would be super for a cargo hub IMO. The only issue I see is the high landing fees, but then again, that's for any airline operating here.
While the high landing fees are a deterrent, the overnight curfew at YYZ is the main reason why YYZ is not a good location for a cargo hub (airline belly cargo excepted). This is why YHM is the Golden Horseshoe's cargo hub. YYZ is however good for long-distance O&D cargo as evidenced by the cargo carriers listed above.
Drgmobile From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 799 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3641 times:
A bunch of Canadian airports promote themselves heavily in the cargo world (in addition to the top 8, Gander, Hamilton, Mirabel, Prince George and St. John's). One issue is bilaterals.
There has been some stuff in the press about this lately. Canada's bilaterals are pretty restrictive. Luxair is just one cargo carrier that has said it would like to increase service to Canada but has had trouble in getting the right air service environment from the federal government.