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 […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 29, 2017

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 […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 13, 2017

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, […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 28, 2017

AA Cargo opens Heathrow cool-chain facility

American Airlines Cargo has announced the opening of a new Controlled Room Temperature (CRT) facility at its London Heathrow (LHR) cargo center, adding another outpost to its healthcare and pharmaceutical network. The London facility now provides seamless European connectivity to the carrier’s U.S.-based pharma network, including AA Cargo’s 25,000-square-foot pharmaceutical facility in Philadelphia. The 1,700-square […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 29, 2017

G Force GSA Mexico to assume American Airlines Cargo sales in country

American Airlines Cargo has selected G Force GSA Mexico as its new General Sales Agent (GSA) in Mexico. The new partnership will expand AA Cargo’s reach to five new locations across Mexico. The partnership goes into effect on July 1, 2017. In addition to selling American’s services in Mexico City, G Force will conduct sales […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 16, 2017

More U.S. online shoppers looking abroad for purchases

Almost half of online shoppers in the U.S. (47 percent) are now purchasing from international retailers, a UPS study has found. So, while it’s no secret that e-commerce is redefining the national economy, this latest information suggests that even borders are under pressure. The news has immediate implications for the integrators, which specialize in moving […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 7, 2017

10 fresh faces in air cargo in 2017

Along with a resurgence in confidence in airfreight, the first half of 2017 has seen an unusually high number of personnel changes and promotions among the executive ranks of air carriers and other logistics firms, while some of the industry’s legends have decided to step down. While this is hardly a comprehensive list, Air Cargo […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 29, 2017

Pharma drives AA launch of daily widebody San Juan-Philly service

In a quest for more pharma traffic, American Airlines launched daily, nonstop widebody service between San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín Airport (SJU) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). The service adds capacity between Puerto Rico-based pharmaceutical manufacturing, representing 12 of the world’s top 20 pharma companies, and American Airlines Cargo’s dedicated 25,000-square-foot pharmaceutical facility. The new […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 5, 2017

American Cargo breaks volume records at Heathrow

The American Airlines Cargo team at Heathrow (LHR) broke its fourth daily record since August 2016, moving nearly 489.8 tonnes of freight into and out of LHR, a record for a single day’s throughput. Record-breaking volumes through LHR are even more remarkable, given that the airport has been operating at virtual maximum capacity for some […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 6, 2017

Q4 upswing fails to offset AA Cargo’s revenue drop as Torno set to retire

A slight, 1.3 percent uptick in fourth quarter revenues was insufficient to offset a dismal 2016 at American Airlines Cargo, which announced a full-year decrease of 7.9 percent in revenues, to US$700 million. Soon after, American also announced that Art Torno, senior vice president for international and cargo, will retire this April, after 38 years […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 30, 2017

American Airlines Cargo flies African American art to Hong Kong

American Airlines Cargo transported more than 1,500 kilograms of artifacts belonging to the Kinsey African American Art and History Collection from Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG). More than 100 artifacts were crated for transportation by Cookes Crating, including paintings, sculptures, rare first editions, manuscripts and official records. The art was then delivered to […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 21, 2016

AA Cargo becomes first U.S. carrier to seek CEIV-Pharma cert

As the pharma market continues to heat up globally, American Airlines Cargo has become the first U.S.-based carrier to seek certification via IATA’s Center for Excellence and Independent Validators for Pharmaceutical Handling (CEIV-Pharma). The carrier said it is applying for the CEIV status “in an effort to promote the hard work and investments made over […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 20, 2016

AA Cargo grows Asia footprint with L.A.-Hong Kong service

American Airlines Cargo launched daily nonstop service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Hong Kong (HKG) today, connecting two important global air cargo hubs. The direct flight from LAX will complement American’s extant Dallas-Fort Worth-HKG route. The route will be operated by an American 777-300, which is capable of carrying more than 40 LD3 containers and […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 8, 2016

Rio Olympics driving more unconventional deliveries

In the days before the Opening Ceremony for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games kicks off this evening, forwarders and carriers of specialty cargo have been working overtime to bring equipment, infrastructure and even animals to the balmy Brazilian shores. American Airlines Cargo, for instance, delivered more than 65 tonnes of goods to Rio in […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 5, 2016
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