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AA cargo volumes grow by 17 percent

By Staff Reports on December 13, 2013

American Airlines’ November cargo volumes were up nearly 17 percent year over year, AMR Corporation reported.

“We’re very pleased with the legacy American achieving its seventh consecutive month of year-over-year traffic growth,” Jim Butler, president of American Airlines Cargo, said. “In fact, the team set a new record in November for the total weight loaded onto one of our 777-300ER aircraft on a flight from New York-JFK to London Heathrow. This momentum combined with the recent merger close position the new American to be a stronger, more successful airline.”

American Airlines and US Airways continue to operate as two separate companies, but plans for integrating both airlines have already begun.

“Our cargo team has been working long hours for quite some time now, and we’re making progress on our goal of becoming the greatest airline in the world,” Butler said. “While we expect this integration to be complex and to last for quite some time, we’re committed to keeping our customers our top priority. The new American will offer our customers a larger global network, which means more choices for shipping.”