American Airlines Cargo has announced an expanded winter schedule of more than 12,500 roundtrip widebody flights between November 2023 and March 2024.
The carrier has revealed it will operate increased frequencies across all its major international markets, with more than 6,900 of those widebody flights dedicated to trans-Atlantic routes, marking a more than 1,100 increase compared to the same season last year.
Flights between London Heathrow (LHR) and key US destinations account for nearly half of the trans-Atlantic increase at 490 more flights compared to last winter season, with Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) seeing the highest year-over-year increase.
Other routes between Europe and the US will include Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), Dublin Airport (DUB) to DFW, Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to DFW, Lisbon Airport (LIS) to PHL, and Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) to CLT – all of which were previously summer seasonal routes and are now year-round.
American Airlines Cargo says that other markets will also benefit from the increased widebody frequency.
Out of Latin America, Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport (EZE) will see the largest increase with added service to DFW, Miami International Airport (MIA) and JFK. Widebody flights between EZE and MIA alone will increase by 100 compared to the previous winter.
In the Asia-Pacific region, the carrier is introducing a new winter route with LAX to Auckland Airport (AKL), whilst DFW to Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) becomes a year-round service and LAX to HND will increase to two flights per day. This means that, overall, Asia-Pacific flights are up more than 370 from last year.
Roger Samways, vice president, commercial, for American Airlines Cargo, said: “We are thrilled to increase widebody service on important cargo lanes this winter.
“These new frequencies allow us to offer our customers more space on important routes and, supplemented by our US domestic network and trucking schedule, more solutions for connecting freight across the globe.”
American Airlines Cargo offers a variety of products and priorities to move all kinds of cargo across its domestic and international network, including temperature-controlled capabilities available in more than 180 markets.