Air Canada starts cargo flights from Quito International Airport

As part of the 60 years of bilateral relations between Ecuador and Canada, on Monday afternoon a brief act took place that formalized the start of Air Canada cargo operations at the Quito airport, with two weekly flights. The aircraft, an Airbus 330 C of the Canadian airline, departed this morning from the cargo terminal of the Quito airport with 50 tons of flowers for export to Montreal.

In turn, through these cargo flights, medical supplies and electronic items from Canada will arrive in Ecuador, which are the main items of import by air from that country.

The direct benefit will be for the flower growing sector, since flower cargo represents 92% of total exports by air from Quito. Alejandro Martinez, President of Expoflores, was satisfied with the Air Canada operation. "Without a doubt, the direct flight from Quito to Canada is positive especially related to transport time, we are talking about reducing some 48 to 72 hours, which is positive". He noted and stressed that "Canada is a highly exclusive market, a niche market for Ecuador… We certainly believe that this is going to help reactivate the Canadian market in an important way ”.

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