“BC’s economic strength is the skilled workers and inspiring companies connecting the province to expanding prosperity. I’m excited to see the new opportunities that will be unlocked by WestJest Cargo and what it will mean for people and businesses across the province,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Forests and Minister responsible for the Consular Corps. “Getting B.C. made and grown goods to market continues to be foundational to our success and the quality of life in our province. This service will contribute to the success of delivering B.C. quality made products to the world.”
“YVR is proud to welcome WestJet to our airport’s cargo community, celebrating this important milestone as one of our valued long-term partners,” said Andy Margolis, Vice President, Operations & Chief Operations Officer, Vancouver Airport Authority. “We have a shared duty to meet the growing needs of our community and the economy that supports it. This new freighter service from WestJet will facilitate the safe, reliable, and efficient movement of goods as well as enhance the connection of cargo to and from our region.”
“Air cargo is a truly essential link in Canada’s supply chain. Here in Richmond, over 500 freight, logistics and cargo companies are directly involved in helping Canadian products reach the global market and bringing needed products to Canada. This link is critical for everyone from our British Columbian fishers, and farmers, to our engineers in advanced manufacturing. Today’s inaugural flight of WestJet Cargo’s dedicated freighters will further strengthen our supply chain, and help ensure WestJet’s safe, reliable air shipping is there for the customers and businesses who need it,” said Shaena Furlong, President and CEO, Richmond Chamber of Commerce.