Renewed Partnership to Increase Cargo Capacity in Canada’s Arctic

Mississauga, Ontario – Cargojet, Canada’s leading provider of air cargo services, and Canadian North, the Arctic’s leading airline, today unveiled a renewed cargo partnership aimed at increasing capacity to better serve Canada’s Arctic. The renewal deepens a 20-year relationship, furthering their joint mission to connect and support remote and northern communities.

The renewed partnership signifies a major increase in cargo capacity, a strategic move by Cargojet and Canadian North to address the rapidly growing needs of Canada’s Arctic. This expansion will enable more frequent and efficient deliveries, ensuring that remote and northern communities in Canada’s Arctic have reliable access to essential supplies.

Under the renewed partnership, Cargojet will be the exclusive provider for air cargo from Winnipeg and Ottawa to Iqaluit, while Canadian North will continue to deliver air cargo across Canada’s Arctic. This builds upon Canadian North’s recent announcement to double the size of its cargo facility in Ottawa by 2026, which not only serves as an integral gateway for Inuit communities but also underscores its unwavering commitment to expanding services in the Arctic.

“Maintaining and strengthening relationships is crucial, especially when it comes to serving our communities,” said Shelly De Caria, Canadian North’s President and CEO. “With Cargojet’s expertise, we are continuing to combine our strengths to be able to provide faster, more reliable deliveries of essential supplies to our northern communities, creating opportunities for local businesses to grow, and ensuring that people up North have access to the goods they rely on.”

“Cargojet has been a long-time provider of dedicated and essential air cargo services to Iqaluit for Canadian North and its customers,” stated Dr. Ajay K. Virmani, Cargojet’s President and CEO. “Cargojet’s enviable track record of on-time performance and reliability will ensure that essential goods are delivered on-time to the people of Nunavut. We are very pleased to enter into this new long-term commitment with our partners at Canadian North,” he concluded.

Together, Cargojet and Canadian North are committed to fostering prosperity in Canada’s Arctic by advancing the well-being of Inuit communities through a strengthened partnership dedicated to efficient and reliable cargo transportation.