Air Canada names new VP of cargo

Air Canada has named Jason Berry as its new vice president of cargo effective January 1, 2021 and will be based at Air Canada’s Montreal headquarters where he will report directly to Lucie Guillemette, executive vice president and chief commercial officer.

Berry joins the airline from Alaska Airlines’ wholly owned subsidiary McGee Air Services, where he served as President and was responsible for all aspects of ground handling including aircraft grooming, check-in and gate services. Between 2012 and 2019 he led Alaska’s cargo business with responsibility for all aspects of operations, including revenue growth and compliance.

Lucie Guillemette, commented:”Jason’s entrepreneurial approach combined with his solid air cargo background is well-suited to operationalise these commercial opportunities and lead the strategic direction of our cargo business to optimise the growth of e-commerce while leveraging Air Canada’s fleet and global reach.”

Guillemette added:”Air Canada and Air Canada Cargo have pivoted quickly to new and unique commercial opportunities in response to evolving market conditions over the past 11 months, and Air Canada was the first airline globally to transform aircraft and double freight capacity by removing seats to enable cargo transport in the passenger cabin.  We now operate up to 100 international, all-cargo flights weekly, and with ACPA’s recent ratification on cargo operating arrangements, we are planning the conversion of several owned Boeing 767-300ERs recently retired from passenger service to all-freighter aircraft, which will position Air Canada to continue growing its cargo business across the global supply chain,”

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