American Airlines Cargo promotes its time-critical service

American Airlines Cargo is seeking to strengthen its foothold in time-critical airfreight, promoting its Critical Priority Parcel Service (PPS) with a campaign called “All eyes on.” Critical PPS oversees shipments of highly valuable cargo, such as human organs and pharmaceutical products. The promotional video, released this week, shows its internal shipment monitoring in action. “We […]

Weather cuts into American Airlines’ Q3 net income, but cargo revenues climb

While American Airlines saw a 48.4 percent decline in overall net operating income to US$341 million during its third-quarter 2018, due to 2,100 cancelled flights during Hurricane Florence, its cargo business’s revenue climbed 16.4 percent to $260 million, year-over-year, due to a 12.1 percent increase in yield and a 3.8 percent increase in volume. In […]

American Airlines Cargo, WFS launch operations in Milan

American Airlines Cargo is continuing to invest in its European presence with the launch of operations at Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) new Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) cargo terminal, which will handle the airline’s daily flights to New York (JFK) and Miami (MIA). The northern Italian hub manages 54 percent of Italy’s air cargo traffic and […]

Florence stalls in U.S. mid-Atlantic coast, causing greater local flooding

The 100-mile-per-hour winds have begun to subside as the Category 1 Hurricane Florence slowly crossed the North Carolina coast this afternoon, but the enormous rainfall the stalled system has dumped on the area remains the top logistics concern, as widespread coastal flooding (see map above) and a 10-foot-high storm surge have left at least 30,000 […]

Carriers expect big cargo week for Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year holidays

The one-two punch of Valentine’s Day on Wednesday and the run-up to the Chinese Lunar New Year in Friday are expected to create huge demand for air cargo this week, according to carrier estimates. This shipping of perishable flowers, plants, chocolates and gifts all around the globe could reach record levels for some carriers. UPS […]

American Airlines Cargo announces multi-year iCargo implementation

American Airlines Cargo announced its biggest investment to date, a multi-year rollout of iCargo, a next-generation cargo management system that the carrier says will, “transform the company’s technology across the entire American Airlines Cargo footprint.” iCargo’s software appears to be compatible with all the latest airfreight technology developments, gaining customers, such as Lufthansa Cargo, Turkish […]

American Airlines Cargo adding four more European destinations to network

Starting early in the second quarter, American Airlines (AA) is launching cargo services to new destinations across Europe. On May 4, the carrier will begin flights from Philadelphia (PHL) to Budapest, Hungary (BUD), and Prague, Czech Republic (PRG), as well as flights from Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to Venice, Italy (VCE). AA is also launching a […]

American Airlines Cargo records strong 2017 growth

With the past year’s results rolling in, American Airlines posted particularly strong results for its cargo sector, with overall cargo traffic growth reported 15 percent higher year-over-year compared to 2016 – substantially higher than the 9.7 percent growth reported by IATA for 2017. The carrier attributed the healthy y-o-y improvement to several customer-service efforts it […]

Cargo loader sparks blaze at HKIA [VIDEO]

During loading of American Airlines flight 192 from Hong Kong to Los Angeles today, an external piece of loading equipment next to the aircraft caught fire, which spread to a pallet that contained non-hazardous goods. One ground worker sustained non-life threatening injuries, but no passengers or crew members were onboard the 777-300ER. In videos taken […]

AA Cargo jumps into action to mitigate post-hurricane humanitarian disaster

The first American Airlines Cargo relief flight to San Juan, Puerto Rico, touched down yesterday at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU), carrying volunteers and more than 10,000 pounds relief supplies. “We have many more planned for today through the weekend as part of our Operation #PuertoRicoStrong,” wrote AA Cargo’s president, Rick Elieson. In a […]

Regional industry, belly growth drive record volumes at Budapest Airport

Strong industrial activity across Central Europe pushed cargo volumes at Hungary’s Budapest Airport up 19.6 percent over the first seven months of 2017 to a record high, as the airport readies for even more U.S. traffic with the launch of new routes early next year. The latest numbers put the Central European airport on track […]

Cargo restrictions move north as Hurricane Irma approaches Florida

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – After churning across most of the northern Leeward Islands in the Caribbean Sea over the last three days, Hurricane Irma has set a course for the low-lying U.S. state of Florida, packing 150-mile-per-hour winds and expected storm surges of 6 to 12 feet by this weekend (see National Hurricane Center […]

Heavyweight Air Express to handle American Airlines Cargo UAE sales

American Airlines Cargo selected Heavyweight Air Express (HAE) as its general sales agent (GSA) in the United Arab Emirates, switching from its previous GSA, Airline Cargo Resources after that group chose to downsize its Middle East operations. In mid-2016, American also chose HAE as its GSA for several countries across Africa, including South Africa and […]

AA Cargo road-feeder services open new markets in Europe

Expanded road-feeder services from across Europe into London Heathrow (LHR) are adding almost 4.5 million tonnes of additional freight into American Airlines Cargo bellyholds per month, making the Dallas/Ft Worth-based carrier a formidable contender in Europe – even in markets where it doesn’t have airlift. AA Cargo has expanded its European trucking network this summer, […]
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