Cargo Products & Info
Important Notice - Air Cargo Security (ACS) Program Changes
Transport Canada requires that all cargo being shipped on passenger flights go through a security screening process. The following information details how this affects Air North Cargo customers as well as a fee that may apply.
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Air North Cargo offers you shipping solutions for your General and Priority Air Cargo as well as those small but important parcels via our Gold Rush Pac.
Air North's frequent and reliable service provides you with convenient pickup/drop-off locations. With frequent flights and a "next available flight guarantee" for your shipment, your important package will be at its destination without delay.
With our Cargo service there is no quicker way to get your shipment to it's destination.
- Convenient and frequent departures from all supported airports.
- Great service at affordable prices.
- Cargo friendly - cargo can be taken directly to any of our cargo offices and quickly processed while you wait.
GOLD RUSH PAC (Envelope 0-5 lbs) - Cargo Counter to Cargo Counter
This is the perfect way to send your package when it must arrive quickly! Gold Rush Pacs offer next available flight shipping for those smaller, yet important items or documents. Simply deliver your package to Air North Cargo 90 minutes prior to any of our scheduled flight departure times and we will rush your package to its destination.
$19.99 + fees, taxes and surcharges
General Air Cargo
Looking to have your product shipped within a reasonable timeline and at an economical price? Look no further then Air North's General Air Cargo.
General Air Cargo - Minimum $25.00 + fees, taxes and surcharges
Priority Air Cargo (next available flight guarantee)
Your package must arrive on a schedule! Priority Air Cargo offers the assurance of priority shipping on the next available flight.
Priority Air Cargo - Minimum $37.50 + fees, taxes and surcharges
Big moves require big space and reliable equipment! Air North Cargo Charters can help. With a fleet of two Boeing 737-200 jets and four Hawker Siddeley 748 combi turbo prop aircraft, we are well equipped to handle large moves, be it passenger, cargo or a combination of both.
The Hawker Siddeley 748 turbo prop has the ability to land on sealed, gravel or ice airstrips, and bulk load up to 1,400 cubic feet of cargo. Further cargo specifications for the Hawker Siddeley 748 turbo prop may be found on our Fleet page.
At Air North, fuel is our largest single expense, representing 24% of revenues during 2006. Stated another way, out of each one way passenger fare, about $60 was used to buy the fuel, and for each lb. of cargo revenue, more than $0.30 was used to buy the fuel. Looking at it yet another way, during 2006, each passenger "costs" about 85 litres of fuel to fly and each lb. of cargo "costs" about 0.5 litres of fuel to fly. It is easy to see that a $0.10/l change in the price of fuel impacts us by about $8.50/passenger and by about $0.05/lb for cargo.
Since fuel prices tend to fluctuate significantly and unexpectedly, in order to maintain pricing consistency we use a surcharge to adjust for fuel cost changes - up or down. We use the "Q" surcharge on both passenger tickets and on our cargo charges to account for fuel price changes along with changes in other large expense items such as Nav Canada fees and Insurance costs.
Most of our fuel purchase costs are indexed to either the LA Pipe or the US Gulf Coast Price Indexes, and our current month costs are established at the beginning of each month based upon the average price index during the previous month. Our current month's pricing is used to calculate the next month's surcharge. This methodology will allow us to recover cost increases and to pass on cost savings promptly to our customers, but with enough notice to allow them to adjust the pricing of their own products as required.
Interline Cargo Partners
Require efficient national or international shipment?
To better serve you, our valued cargo customer, Air North has secured strategic interline partnerships with national and international carriers to make your next cargo shipment as seamless and reliable as possible. Speak to our cargo team about your requirements.
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Liability & Insurance
Air North's liability is limited to $0.50/lb (based on actual weight) or a maximum of $50.00CAD per shipment for lost or damaged shipments, unless a higher value is declared and applicable insurance charges are paid.
Air North offers insurance for loss or damage to your cargo shipment at a cost of 4% of the insured value. All shipments must be properly packaged for transport in order to be insured. Air North does not insure freight which by its intrinsic nature is of very high value. This includes such items as gold, gemstones, jewelery (including watches), cash, negotiables, artwork, furs etc.
For more information on insurance, contact our Cargo team at (867) 668.2228 ext 227 or toll free in North America 1.800.661.0407 ext 227.
Cargo Offices & Facilities
Depending on the type of cargo you are shipping you may require special features such as a cooler, freezer or forklift services.
Our cargo offices may be able to accommodate your needs, however not all cargo offices are equipped the same. The table below lists the features available at each one of our cargo offices and provides links to the contact details of each.
Remember it is not just where you are shipping from, but also where you are shipping to that will impact the facilities you may require.
Ask our Cargo Team to assist you for the best routing and times for your cargo shipment, or for general enquiries, call Air North Cargo at (867) 668.2228 ext 227 or toll free in North America 1.800.661.0407 ext 227.