Air Canada reaches deal with pilots to operate dedicated cargo aircraft

FILE PHOTO: Air Canada airplanes are pictured at Vancouver's international airport in Richmond,

(Reuters) - Air Canada said on Friday it has reached a deal with its pilots to allow the airline to operate dedicated cargo aircraft, as the carrier converts several of its retired Boeing 767-300ER passenger jets into freighters.

Canada's biggest airline operates up to 100 international, all-cargo flights weekly and the deal with its pilots, represented by Air Canada Pilots Association, will expand its cargo business, Air Canada said.

(Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)