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Air Canada, CargoJet to launch cargo flights through DFW Airport

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport is adding another cargo carrier,

Air Canada Cargo and Cargojet Airways announced Wednesday that they will launch freighter service between Toronto and Mexico City, via Dallas/Fort Worth, starting on June 9. The carriers will use a Boeing 767-300ER freighter aircraft on the route.

The route is part of a “cooperative arrangement” between the two Canadian companies and will add 52 tons of net cargo capacity at DFW.

“This addition to our air cargo network builds upon our solid relationships with Mexico and Canada while further strengthening the Dallas/Fort Worth market,” said airport executive vice president John Ackerman.

In February, DFW Airport’s cargo performance was up 2.1 percent, strengthened by more air cargo sent to domestic destinations. However, international cargo was down 11.3 percent, as Asian freighter carriers were not carrying as much cargo as they did in February 2015 when there was congestion at the West Coast ports.