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FORMED AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 2002. ORIGINATED FROM REMAINS OF CARGO DIVISION OF CANADA 3000 (ATW) WHO CEASED OPERATIONS IN NOVEMBER 2001. FULL NAME: CARGOJET AIRWAYS, A DIVISION OF CARGOJET CANADA LTD. DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
350 BRITANNIA ROAD EAST, UNITS 5 & 6
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO L4Z 1X9, CANADA
CANADA WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1867, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 9,976,139 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 30 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS OTTAWA, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ARE ENGLISH & FRENCH.
MARCH 2002: CANADA 3000 CARGO SURVIVES WITH NEW NAME CARGOJET CANADA (CJT) WITH FLEET: 4 727-200F'S OPERATED BY ALLCANADA EXPRESS (EXM), 1 737-200F, 2 BEECH 99'S, AND A METRO II WILL PROVIDE 20% OF CANADA'S DOMESTIC OVERNIGHT CARGO CAPACITY.
CARGOJET CANADA OPERATES AS THE LARGEST CONSOLIDATOR OF OVERNIGHT AIR CARGO SERVICES THROUGHOUT CANADA, SERVICING ALL 12 MAJOR CITY CENTRES EACH BUSINESS NIGHT.
July 2001: Ajay Virmani, owner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CargoJet Airways initially acquired 50% of Canada
July 2002: 2 727-225F's (21855 C-GCJB; 22437, C-GCJQ), ex-Eastern (EAL)/Miami Air (MIB) (Quest Cargo), and 1 727-231F (21988 C-GCJD), ex-(TWA)/(MIB).
August 2002: Cargo flights previously operated by AllCanada Express (EXM), are now operated by (ICC) Canada and First Air (BRS). CargoJet Canada (CJT) acquires Winnport Logistics (WNT), former Kelowna Flightcraft (KEL) subsidiary. (WNT) will provide wet-lease charters to (CJT) with 727-100F (18971, C-FKFO).
December 2002: 727-223F (22011, C-GACG), ex-AllCanada Express (EXM).
January 2003: 727-223F (22012, C-FCJP), ex-AllCanada Express(EXM).
May 2003: Enters into a "strategic marketing and operational alliance" with Air France (AFA) Cargo for the Canadian market. Begins similar arrangement with British Airways (BAB) to carry their cargo from, or to, western or Atlantic provinces on its premium domestic overnight service.
1 727-225F (21854, C-GCJZ), ex-Miami Air (MIB), delivery.
June 2003: Hamilton to Mexico City (727-200F, 2x-weekly) and to Guadalajara (weekly).
August 2003: Is moving its hub from Hamilton to Winnipeg.
727-225F (22435), ex-Miami Air (MIB) delivery.
September 2003: Signs agreement with Korean Air (KAL) Cargo to provide sales, marketing, and operational support in western and eastern Canada.
January 2004: To operate charter passenger services under the new name Starjet (SJE).
February 2004: Hamilton to Ottawa.
March 2004: 727-227 (20738, C-GLSJ), ex-KCP Leasing, for Starjet (SJE) operations.
September 2004: Began flying Hamilton to Calgary to Vancouver to Hamilton (727-200F, 4x-weekly) for Air Canada (ACN) Cargo.
727-225F (21451, C-GCJN) bought from Finova (GRB).
October 2004: 727-223 (21525) returned to AirCorporation.
December 2005: 727-243 (21266, C-GMSJ), delivery.
February 2006: 727-223F (22460, C-GCJY), (JRW) Aviation leased, delivery.
March 2006: (IBS) Software Services announced that CargoJet of Canada (CJT) and Northern Air Cargo (NAC) of Alaska will be the launch customers for its SmartCargo inventory management software.
September 2006: 727-227 (20738) & 727-243 (21266) sold to Aircorp.
October 2006: 727-223 (21525), returned to Aircorp. 2 Beech 1900C-1s (UC-62; UC-117), and 3 Cessna 208Bs (0379, C-GEGA; 0662, C-FFGA; 0666, C-FAKZ), bought from Air Georgian.
December 2007: Precision Conversions will provide Babcock & Brown Aircraft Management (BBB) with a 15-pallet-position 757-236PCF (24792, SE-DUO). Following modification next year at the Flightstar facility in Jacksonville, CargoJet (CJT) will operate the Rolls-Royce (RRC)-powered airplanes under a lease from (BBB).
727-2Q6F (21971, C-GLCJ), bought from U-Boat Parts, ex-(N1279E).
June 2008: Toronto Pearson will reduce cargo landing fees by -25% effective January 1. The airport handles >500,000 tonnes of freight per year.
December 2010: Cargojet Airways (CJT) operates cargo, jet airplane services throughout Canada and on international cargo networks. Also offers full airplane charters.
Employees = 406.
(IATA) Code: W8 - 489. (ICAO) Code - CJY - (Callsign - CARGOJET).
Parent organization/shareholders: Ajay Virmani (100%).
Owns: Starjet (SJE) (100%); Winnport Logistics (WNT) (100%).
Main Base: Hamilton John c Munro International (YHM).
Domestic, Freight Destinations: Calgary; Edmonton; Halifax; Moncton; Montreal; Ottawa; Regina; Saskatoon; Toronto (YYZ); Vancouver; & Winnipeg.
December 2011: See attached "AIRLINER WORLD" magazine article on Canadian cargo jet operations - - "CJT-2011-12-A/B/C/D."
May 2012: Cargojet Airways (CJT) has launched a weekly cargo service from Moncton airport (YQM) to Cologne/Bonn Konrad Adenauer airport (CGN) on April 27 using its 767-200Fs. This is the 1st scheduled route served by (CJT) between Canada and Europe under its own name. It already operates charter services on behalf of (LOT) Polish Airlines linking Hamilton John C Munro International airport (YHM) with Katowice Pyrzowice (KTW) and Warsaw Fryderyk Chopin (WAW) airports.
August 2012: 727-223F (22465, C-FCJV), ex-(N713AA), delivery.
July 2013: Canada and China have forged a new and expanded bilateral aviation agreement that will allow for a threefold increase in passenger and cargo flights between those countries.
Canada’s Transport Minister, Jean-C Lapierre and International Trade Minister, Jim Peterson announced the agreement this month. “Given the rapid growth in air travel between Canada and China, this new agreement is very timely,” Lapierre said. “Expanding air services to China gives Canadians and Canadian business, new doorways through which they can increase their presence in this dynamic market,” Peterson added. The agreement permits additional passenger, all-cargo and code share services by the airlines of Canada and China. Air Canada (ACN) and Cargojet (CJT) intend to introduce new air services with the expanded rights, and Air Transat (AIJ) have also expressed interest in serving China.
November 2013: Air Canada (ACN) and Cargojet (CJT) have signed a new agreement to pursue Canadian and international airfreight and passenger expansion, the 2 carriers said. Under the new agreement both carriers will look to reduce operating costs and expand interline opportunities as well as increase cooperation on global sales and marketing. The new initiatives are subject to regulatory approvals, (ACN) said. Cargojet (CJT) currently controls >50% of Canada's domestic air cargo operations, and (ACN) is the nation's largest domestic and international passenger carrier.
"We are very pleased to be in discussions with Cargojet (CJT) to explore opportunities for revenue growth and synergies that will be mutually beneficial for both our companies and customers," said Lise-Marie Turpin, VP Cargo Division (ACN).
July 2014: 767-223F (22315, C-GCJO), ex-(N312AA), Cargo Aircraft Management leased.
September 2014: 757-23AF (24567, C-FLAJ), ex-(TF-FID), (AWAS) (AWW) leased.
January 2015: 757-223F (25298, C-FGKJ) delivery.
February 2015: CargoJet Airways (CJT) has taken over the Flight Operations of the Canada Post owned courier company, Purolator. SEE PHOTO - - "CJT-767-39HER (BCF) - 2015-02.jpg" showing 767-39HER (BCF) freighter (484-26256, /93 C-FGSJ), Guggenhaim (GUG) leased, with "Purolator" titles on fuselage.
July 2015: Cargojet Airways (CJT) and First Air (BRS), the "Airline of the North," have expanded their commercial cooperation agreement, effective July 1, and extended their transportation agreement to June 30, 2025. This agreement further strengthens the strategic alliance between the 2 companies, and will allow for seamless air cargo transportation between the 14 major Canadian cities served on (CJT)’s overnight air cargo network, as well as the 32 communities served by First Air (BRS) in Canada’s North.
September 2015: News Item A-1: Cargojet Airways ((IATA) Code: W8, based at Hamilton, Ontario) (CJT) said it has signed a new Air Cargo Service Agreement with United Parcel Service Canada Ltd (UPS) replacing 1 entered into in 2003 to provide domestic overnight air cargo services throughout Canada.
“(CJT) is extremely pleased to have successfully extended our long-standing business relationship as the primary domestic air cargo service provider to (UPS) in Canada," Ajay Virmani, President & (CEO) of Cargojet (CJT), said. "(CJT) will continue to provide highly reliable and cost-effective overnight air cargo services to (UPS)."
The initial term of the agreement is for a ten-year period with 2, 3-year renewal options.
Cargojet (CJT) specializes in overnight courier operations utilizing a fleet of 6 767-300Fs, 3 767-200Fs, 5 757-200Fs, and 8 727-200Fs.
News Item A-2: (CJT) currently operates 24 airplanes to 3 countries, to 14 destinations on 28 routes and 16 daily flights.
January 2016: 727-225F (21451, C-GCJN) departed Brunswick (BQK) after storage.
March 2016: Air Canada (ACN) will open a center of excellence for aircraft maintenance in Winnipeg. Having entered into an agreement with the Manitoba government, (ACN) expects to create 150 jobs from 2017 with the possibility of further expansion and job creation in the future. 3 of (ACN)’s suppliers, Hope Aero Propeller & Components, Airbase Services and Cargojet Airways (CJT), will also establish a presence in the province.
April 2016: Air Canada (ACN) is set to finalize a joint partnership agreement wherein Cargojet Airways ((IATA) Code W8, based at Hamilton, Ontario) (CJT) will operate a 767-300F on flights from Canada to Europe and South America for and on behalf of Air Canada Cargo.
According to provisional plans, flights will commence on June 9 with service from Toronto Pearson to Bogotá, Colombia and Lima International, Peru (via Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson) and to México City via Dallas/Fort Worth. Service to Europe is scheduled to begin during the second half of the year.
"We are thrilled to offer our customers the only dedicated freighter service between Canada and Latin America," said Lise-Marie Turpin, VP Air Canada Cargo. "Working with Cargojet (CJT), we are able to leverage and build upon (ACN)'s extensive North American and international networks. We look forward to continuing to grow our dedicated freighter network to Europe later this year and for a successful and mutually beneficial relationship with (CJT) into the future."
Air Canada Cargo offers freight services on domestic and international flights, utilizing bellyhold-capacity on board (ACN) and Air Canada Jazz ((IATA) Code: QK, based in Halifax) airplanes. For its part, Cargojet (CJT) specializes in over-night delivery flights throughout Canada employing a fleet of 8 767-300Fs, 2 767-200Fs, 5 757-200Fs, and 7 727-200Fs.
August 2016: Canadian scheduled air freight carrier Cargojet (CJT) reported a +C$3.8 million/+$2.9 million net profit for the 2016 2nd quarter, reversing the company’s -C$6.1 million net loss in (2Q) 2015.
Total revenue for the quarter was C$79.3 million, up +5.5% year-over-year (YOY), as expenses fell -14% (YOY) to C$58.4 million, bringing the (CJT)’s 2nd-quarter operating profit to +C$20.9 million, nearly tripled from +C$7.3 million in (2Q) 2015.
(CJT)’s average cargo revenue per operating day increased +11.8% (YOY) to C$1.23 million. Total block hours flown during the 2nd quarter decreased -4.2% (YOY) to 5,909. (CJT) reported 50 operating days on its overnight network during the quarter (Monday - Thursday with reduced operations on Friday).
Cargojet (CJT)’s operations include a domestic overnight air cargo co-load network between 14 Canadian cities; dedicated airplanes provided to customers on an Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance & Insurance (ACMI)) basis operating between Canada and the USA; and scheduled international routes between the USA and Bermuda, and Canada to Germany. In June, (CJT) began flying additional (ACMI) flights to Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.
Cargojet (CJT) attributed the company’s 2nd-quarter growth to a +$2.1 million (YOY) increase in core overnight delivery service revenues (which largely consisted of revenue from contractual consumer price index increases and new customer revenue), plus a C$4.4 million (YOY) increase in (ACMI) scheduled and ad-hoc charter revenues (primarily generated from a new scheduled daily route to the USA, (CJT) said). Revenues were partially offset by a C$2.4 million (YOY) drop in fuel surcharge and other cost pass through revenues.
(CJT)’s decline in expenses was attributable to a -C$6.2 million drop in fuel costs, a -31.2% (YOY) decline brought about by a -17.1% decrease in block hours resulting from capacity optimization on (CJT)’s overnight network.
Cargojet (CJT)’s fleet as of June 30 totaled 21 airplanes down from 24 airplanes a year ago, comprised of 8 Boeing 767-300F freighters, 1 767-200F freighter, 5 757-200F freighters, 6 727-200F freighters and 1 Challenger 601 converted for cargo operations. A 2nd cargo-converted 601 will be in service by the end of 2016, (CJT) said, bringing (CJT)’s total in service fleet to 22.
November 2016: Canadian scheduled air freight carrier Cargojet (CJT) reported a -C$4.8 million/-$3.7 million net loss for the 2016 3rd quarter, widened from the company’s -C$2.2 million net loss in (3Q) 2015.
Total revenue for the quarter was C$80.7 million, up +7.2% year-over-year (YOY), as expenses fell -7.3% (YOY) to C$59.9 million, bringing (CJT)’s 3rd-quarter operating profit to C$20.8 million, nearly doubled from C$10.7 million in (3Q) 2015.
(CJT)’s average cargo revenue per operating day increased +9.9% (YOY) to C$1.22 million. Total block hours flown during the 3rd quarter increased +5.3% (YOY) to 6,151. (CJT) reported 50 operating days on its overnight network during the quarter.
Cargojet (CJT) operations include a domestic overnight air cargo co-load network between 14 Canadian cities; dedicated airplane provided to customers on an airplane, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) basis operating between Canada and the USA, and between Canada and Colombia, Mexico and Peru; and scheduled international routes between the USA and Bermuda, and Canada and Germany. (CJT) also provides specialty charter service across North America to the Caribbean and Europe.
(CJT) attributed the company’s 3rd-quarter revenue growth to a +$1.2 million (YOY) increase in core overnight delivery service revenues plus a +C$5.2 million increase in (ACMI) revenues. (CJT)’s (ACMI) revenue tripled compared to the year-ago quarter, to C$7.8 million from C$2.6 million in (3Q) 2015. The increase was primarily related to a new scheduled daily route to the USA, (CJT) said.
(CJT)’s decline in expenses was attributable to a -C$3.7 million drop in in fuel costs and a -C$2.9 million decrease in airplane costs. The decrease was largely attributable to lower fixed lease rental costs and variable lease costs following the return of 4 Boeing 767-200s at the expiry of their lease terms, Cargojet (CJT) said.
(CJT)’s fleet as of September 30 totaled 21 airplanes, down from 23 airplanes a year ago, comprised 8 Boeing 767-300F freighters, 1 767-200F freighter, 5 757-200F freighters, 6 727-200F freighters and 2 Challenger 601s converted for cargo operations.
March 2018: "Cargojet (CJT) 2017 Profits Rise with Increased Wet-lease (ACMI), Relief Flights.
Canadian scheduled air freight carrier Cargojet (CJT) reported a full-year 2017 net profit of +C$23.7 million/+$18.9 million, a nearly tenfold increase over (CJT)’s +C$2.4 million net profit in 2016, driven by revenue generated by increased long-haul wet-lease (ACMI) flying and chartered hurricane relief flights to the Caribbean. (CJT) operations include domestic air cargo services for a number of international airlines.
June 2018: 757-223F (25730, N688AA) and 767-323ERF (25449, N380AN) leased.
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0 727-25F (JT8D) (230-18971, /66 C-FKFO), (WNT) WET-LEASED 2002-08. RETURNED. FREIGHTER.
0 727-2Q8F (JT8D HK) (1540-21971, C-GLCJ), BOUGHT FOR U-BOAT PARTS 2007-12. WFU AT VICTORVILLE 2009-01. RETURNED 2009-07. FREIGHTER.
0 727-223F (JT8D HK) (1475-21525, C-GDSJ), RETURNED TO AIRCORP 2006-10. LEASED TO PARADIGM AIR OPERATORS. FREIGHTER.
0 727-223F (JT8D-15 HK) (1653-22011, /80 C-FCJF; 1655-22012, /80 C-FCJP; 22015, /80 C-GCJK, 2013-05), EX-(EXM) 2002-12. FREIGHTER.
1 727-223F (JT8D-15 HK) (1746-22460, /81 C-GCJY), (JRW) AVIATION LEASED. 2006-02. (QWS)/WINGLETS. FREIGHTER.
1 727-223F (JT8D-15 HK) (1769-22469, /81 C-FCJV), EX-(N-713AA) 2012-07. FREIGHTER.
0 727-225F (JT8D-15 HK) (1310-21451, /78 C-GCJN), BOUGHT FROM (GRB) 2004-09. DEOARTED BRUNSWICK (BQK) AFTER STORAGE. FREIGHTER.
0 727-225F (JT8D-15 HK) (1532-21854, /79 C-GCJZ), EX-(MIB) 2003-05. FREIGHTER.
2 727-225F (JT8D-15 HK) (1535-21855, /79 C-GCJB; 1682-22437, /80 C-GCJQ), EX-(EAL)/(MIB), (WNT) WET-LEASED 2002-07. FREIGHTER.
1 727-225F (JT8D-15 HK) (1674-22435, /80 C-FCJI), EX-(MIB) 2003-08. FREIGHTER.
0 727-227F (JT8D-9A HK) (977-20738, /73 C-GLSJ), EX-KCP LEASING, OPERATIONS FOR (SJE) IN (SJE) COLORS. WFU IN STORAGE 2005-01 & SOLD TO AIRCORP 2006-10 LEASED TO PARADIGM AIR. AIRCORP LEASED 2007-12, LEASED TO (SJE). RETURNED FROM PARADIGM AIR, EX-(N614PA). FREIGHTER.
1 727-231F (JT8D-15 HK) (1586-21988, /80 C-GCJD), EX-(TWA)/(MIB), (WNT) WET-LEASED 2002-07. FREIGHTER.
0 727-243F (JT8D-9A HK) (1227-21266, /76 C-GMSJ), 2005-12. IN (SJE) COLORS. 21266; SOLD TO AIRCORP 2006-09 AS (N615PA), LEASED TO PARADIGM AIR OPERATORS. FREIGHTER.
2 727-260F (JT8D-17 HK) (1534-21979, /79 C-GUJC; 1789-22759, /81 C-FCJU), EX-(ECM) 2003-05. FREIGHTER.
2 757-223F (25298, C-FGKJ; 25730, N688AA), 2015-01. FREIGHTER.
1 757-23AF (24567, C-FLAJ), EX-(TF-FID), (AWW) LEASED 2014-09. FREIGHTER.
1 757-236PCF (RB211-535E4) (279-24792, /90 C-FKCJ), (BBB) LEASED AFTER CONVERSION TO FREIGHTER BY PRECISION CONVERSIONS. 2008-03. FREIGHTER.
1 767-223SF (CF6-80A) (22315, C-GCJO), EX-(N312AA) 2014-07, CARGO AIRCRAFT MANAGEMENT LEASED. FREIGHTER.
2 767-223SF (CF6-80A) (95-22316, /84 C-FMCJ - - SEE PHOTO - - "CJT-767-223F-2014-04;" 112-22319, /85 C-FGAJ), 2008-08. FREIGHTER.
1 767-323ERF (25449, N380AN), 2018-06. FREIGHTER.
1 767-39HER BCF (CF6-80C2B6F) (484-26256, /93 C-FGSJ - - SEE PHOTO - - CJT-767-39HER BCF - 2015-02.jpg), (GUG) LEASED WITH "PUROLATOR" TITLES ON FUSELAGE, 2015-02. WITH WINGLETS. FREIGHTER.
2 BEECH 1900C-1 (UC-62; UC-117), BOUGHT FROM AIR GEORGIAN 2007-10.
3 CESSNA 208B (0379, C-GEGA; 0662, C-FFGA; 0666, C-FAKZ), BOUGHT FROM AIR GEORGIAN 2007-10.
2 CHALLENGER 601F. FREIGHTER.
1 METRO II.
AJAY VIRMANI, CHAIRMAN (OWNER), PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).
JOHN KIM, EXECUTIVE VP & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO).
JAMIE PORTEOUS, EXECUTIVE VP SALES & SERVICES.
ALAN PIDGEON, SENIOR VP AIRWAYS DIVISION.
GEORGE SUGAR, VP FLIGHT OPERATIONS (firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAULINE DHILLON, DIRECTOR COMMERCIAL & MARKETING (email@example.com).
ROGER ARBOUR, DIRECTOR SALES.