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AA begins cargo service to Brazil, Italy, Colombia

By control on November 22, 2013

American Airlines Cargo began offering wide-body cargo service from Miami to Milan, wide-body service from Miami to Curitiba, Brazil, and Porto Alegre, Brazil, and narrow-body service from Dallas/Fort Worth to Bogota, Colombia.

American offers the only daily non-stop service between Miami and Milan-Malpensa.

“This is an exciting and important trade lane for a number of our key customers,” said Tristan Koch, American’s managing director of cargo sales – EMEA. “We expect to have automotive components manufactured in Brazil that are destined for the European market via Miami, and in the opposite direction, there will be both high-end fashion and automotive goods heading for south Florida and beyond. We really see Miami as the gateway, as there is also a considerable market for ship spares which will originate out of Genoa and need to be taken to the U.S. for the winter cruise market, and that’s something our new service offering – with its early next-day arrival in Miami – is ideally placed to provide.”

Fashion and automotive are expected to be the primary types of traffic in both directions.

“We’re confident American is well-known to the freight community across northern Italy, and the addition of the Miami service will further enhance our reputation for an excellent range of freight services to and from the U.S.,” Lamberto Laccisaglia, American’s cargo manager in Italy, said.

American is opening new stations in Curitiba and Porto Alegre to give customers more options to Brazil. At this time, American is only authorized to provide southbound cargo service.

Electronics and consumer goods are expected to be the primary types of southbound traffic.

American will also offer the only daily non-stop service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Bogota. Electronics are expected to the primary type of southbound traffic. Perishables are expected to be the primary type of northbound traffic.

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