Cargojet profits in Q2 amid flat air cargo sector

Cargojet Airways has reported a C$4.3 million ($3.3 million) net profit for the second quarter ending 30 June despite a broader malaise in the air cargo market.

Profits dipped slightly year-over-year from C$4.7 million reported during the second quarter of 2018.

The Ontario-based cargo carrier reports a 9% higher operating revenue year-on-year of C$119.1 million, rising from C$109 million during 2018. Operating expenses for the quarter kept pace at C$92 million, a 9% increase year-on-year from C$83 million.

In a statement, Cargojet chief executive Ajay Virmani credits the quarterly profit to «a strong financial discipline combined with continued strength in our core business». The cargo service provides the majority of overnight delivery in Canada, with customers including Amazon and Canada’s postal service.

«As the courier industry shifts to seven days-a-week delivery model to accommodate faster service expectations of e-commerce retailers, we are uniquely positioned to execute on this new model,» Virmani says…

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