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KF Aerospace announces new domestic and international cargo service

KELOWNA, B.C.–KF Aerospace has announced new route structures and a number of key

strategic partners as it re-enters the Domestic and International air cargo services.

“For nearly 40 years we have been Canada’s largest cargo operator and have provided over 99%

reliability to Purolator and Canada Post overnight courier customers,” stated Barry Lapointe,

Founder and CEO of KF Aerospace. “We look forward to providing the same level of regularly

scheduled service to Canadian companies reaching into Europe, USA, Asia and points beyond”.

Based out of Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, the air cargo services will begin May 30,

  1. The Toronto location gives KF Aerospace the opportunity to reach nearly anywhere in the

world via interline arrangements.

“As a hub airport, Toronto Pearson creates connectivity, attracting business from around the

world, accommodating the growing needs of local communities, and driving trade and foreign

direct investment,” said Howard Eng, President and CEO, Greater Toronto Airports Authority.

“The introduction of KF Cargo complements our international cargo capacity to offer more

opportunities for businesses in North America.”

The focal point of the YYZ hub will be the ultra-modern and highly specialized GTA World Cargo

facility. According to Gary Ogden, Vice-President of GTA, “This facility is a game-changing shift

in the Canadian cargo market. We are proud and pleased to be able to offer our specialized

facilities for ‘Pharma’, VAL’s VUN’s and PER’s to KF Cargo”.

Initial KF Aerospace routes will include four times a week service between Toronto and

Europe via Brussels [with a stop in Greater Moncton](DC10-30F), and daily service between

Toronto and Atlantic Canada via Greater Moncton International Airport (B727-200). The

network will expand within two months to include Western Canada via Vancouver and Calgary,

and all of Asia via Anchorage, Alaska.

“Within 8 hours trucking from Brussels, you reach ¾’s of the European market and we offer

connections to almost every corner of Africa”, confirms Steven Polmans, Head of Cargo at

Brussels Airport. “Our central location, efficient services and dedicated handling for perishables

and pharmaceuticals will help KF Cargo in realizing their ambitions. We are proud and pleased

we were chosen as their European gateway and we will support them and their customers

wherever we can.”

“Key to our launching this new service is the local relationships we have forged – such as with

Kales Group, the Brussels Airport Authority, the Greater Toronto Airport Authority, Midland

Transport Limited, the Greater Moncton International Airport, and GTA World Cargo,” indicated

Tracy Medve, President of KF Aerospace. “These organizations will help any business in Canada,

Europe, Asia, or the USA to move live items, perishables, pharmaceuticals, and other high value

goods seamlessly across North America and into Europe or Asia. In fact, Brussels is already a

natural launching point for cargo reaching in or out of the African continent.”

Kales Airline Services are the general sales agents (GSA) for KF Aerospace in Europe and

elsewhere. “We are proud and excited to be expanding into Canada and being associated with

KF Cargo,” said Peter Kales, Founder. “Both organizations share a strong commitment and

history in delivering outstanding customer satisfaction.”

“Together the Greater Moncton International Airport and Midland Transport Limited provide KF

Aerospace with a well-positioned cargo hub into Atlantic Canada with access to a large eastern

North American catchment via an established transportation network,” stated Bryan

Akerstream, Director of Business Development with KF Aerospace.

“The partnership we have developed in the past months with KF Aerospace and Midland

Transport Limited is a good indication on this region’s prosperity as the Air Cargo hub for New

Brunswick. Our 10,000 foot runway and cargo facilities are the catalyst to drive the air cargo

component. Being a trans-shipment airport for cargo represents a great opportunity for

exporters from the region to access European and Asian markets, mainly for time sensitive

goods; as well as positions us for the importation of products in relation to the upcoming

European Free Trade agreement. “, says Bernard LeBlanc, President and CEO of the Greater

Moncton International Airport Authority.

“The arrival of KF Aerospace’s air freight service is a huge benefit for Atlantic Canadian

companies. It is a service that has long been needed for those looking to grow and export into

new markets,” said Shane Esson, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Midland

Transport Limited. “Adding daily cargo flights out of Greater Moncton International Airport will

be a huge benefit to our seafood customers as well as many other exporters.”


Julia Kuzeljevich

Julia Kuzeljevich

Julia Kuzeljevich is Editor of Canadian Shipper. She has been writing about transportation and logistics issues since 1999.
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