American Airlines has set Oct. 20 as the date that American and US Airways will become one cargo organization. This transition comes 10 months after the merger between the two airlines became official last December.
“The cargo team has been working hard to plan for a seamless transition and I thank you for your patience and loyalty during this time,” said Jim Butler, president of American Airlines Cargo, in a letter to customers sent on Tuesday.
Beginning Oct. 20, there will be a single air waybill using the American Airlines prefix 001.
“The combination of our networks is only the beginning of many exciting changes built around your needs,” Butler told customers. “With initiatives like E-freight, a new state-of-the-art pharmaceutical facility in Philadelphia, and 70 new wide-body and hundreds of narrow-body aircraft on the way, we are modernizing the cargo business with you in mind.”