American Airlines to boost international cargo-only flights

American airlines coronavirus: cargo

American Airlines is expanding its cargo-only operations this month to provide more than 3 million kilograms of capacity to transport critical goods each week between the US and Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

American is operating twice-weekly cargo-only service between Amsterdam (AMS) and its largest hub, Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), on Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

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Without passengers onboard, the aircraft can carry approximately 54,000 kilograms of cargo in the belly hold.

These flights from AMS will help transport essential telecommunications equipment and electronics, vital for keeping the world connected and informed during the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19).

Across its cargo network, American Airlines is transporting life-saving medical supplies, personal protective equipment and pharmaceuticals, as well as manufacturing and automotive equipment, mail, fresh fruit, vegetables and fish.

American Airlines director of cargo sales EMEA, Tim Isik, said: “Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is an important European cargo hub.

“American’s new cargo-only service between Amsterdam and our biggest hub in the United States, Dallas/ Fort Worth, enables us to transport essential communications equipment to connect communities, and to keep the economies of the Netherlands and the United States moving.”

In addition to AMS-DFW, American is expanding its cargo-only service to multiple destinations including DFW and Dublin (DUB); between New York (JFK) and London Heathrow (LHR), and between Miami (MIA) and Buenos Aires (EZE).

In March, the airline began operating its first cargo-only flights since 1984 between DFW and Frankfurt (FRA). Since then, it is operating 46 weekly cargo-only flights between the US, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

American Airlines continues to carry cargo on all its passenger flights. Internationally, the airline’s widebody aircraft operate 17 weekly flights.

Passenger flights on widebody airplanes including daily service between DFW and LHR; daily service between MIA and LHR and three weekly flights between DFW and Tokyo Narita (NRT).

Visit aacargo.com for more information.

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