At American Airlines, caring for people on life’s journey is our purpose. In times of need, American is there for the communities we serve around the globe. The airline is expanding its cargo-only operation this month to provide 126 weekly flights to 15 cities in U.S. and Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean.
American is increasing its cargo-only service from the U.S. to Europe. New flights beginning May include cargo-only service from American’s largest hub in the Midwest, Chicago O’Hare (ORD), to London Heathrow Airport (LHR), United Kingdom, and Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG), France.
From Philadelphia (PHL), American will begin cargo-only service to Zurich (ZRH), Switzerland, and Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO), Italy. American’s Philadelphia hub is known for its leading temperature-control facility equipped to safely move temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals including vital medicines. From ZRH-PHL, American will be transporting essential pharmaceutical chemicals, trucked from Germany, destined for San Juan Airport (SJU), Puerto Rico.
From New York, John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK), American will commence cargo-only service to LHR. On the U.S bound flight, mail and flowers will be flown to reach those across the country celebrating Mother’s Day on May 10.
“At the end of March, we introduced two cargo-only flights from Frankfurt (FRA), the first cargo-only flight for American since 1984. With the support of our tremendous team, we now offer cargo capacity on 126 international flights per week,” said Tim Isik, Director Cargo Sales – Europe, Middle East and Africa. “This expansion reinforces our ability to adapt, and we are proud to play our part in the global relief efforts and to care for people on life’s journey.”
Across American’s cargo network, life-saving medical supplies, personal protective equipment and pharmaceuticals are being transported, as well as essential goods including manufacturing and automotive equipment, mail, fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, and healthcare products.