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Air Canada has added seats to Vancouver after flooding of highways

Key Takeaway:

  • Air Canada has raised cargo capacity in and out of Vancouver after widespread flooding supply links to southern British Columbia.
  • The giant passenger planes in Air Canada’s 330-aircraft fleet will haul half of the additional 586-ton capacity.

Air Canada has raised cargo capacity in and out of Vancouver after widespread flooding supply links to southern British Columbia.

In a release on Monday, the airline said it is adding capacity “equivalent in weight to 860 adult moose” to haul products to Vancouver from Toronto, Montreal, and Calgary between Nov. 21 and Nov. 30.

“The economical supply chain is important, and to help the transport of goods in and out of B.C., we have increased capacity to our YVR hub,” said in a statement.

He has exchanged out narrow-body planes with wide-bodies on 28 flights, drawing on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing 777, and Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

The giant passenger planes in Air Canada’s 330-aircraft fleet will haul half of the additional 586-ton capacity.
A further 13 all-cargo flights on wide-body planes will transport the other half to “help shift mail and perishables like seafood, as well as automotive parts and other industrial items,” Berry said.

In southern B.C., crews work around the clock to clear highways and repair rail lines and dikes after floods and mudslides destroy infrastructure.

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The destruction was followed by rains that began in November. Fourteen due to an atmospheric river, replacing hundreds of residents and leaving at least four people dead.

Air Canada said it had increased the number of seats available to customers in Kelowna and Kamloops.

The Montreal-based company is working with partner Jazz Aviation to increase the level up of cargo capacity by temporarily converting a De Havilland Dash 8-400 from its regular passenger layout into a unique freighter configuration.

Source-CTV News

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