Air, Freight News

AA sees chilly future at Heathrow

[ May 12, 2014   //   ]

American Airlines Cargo has opened a controlled room temperature (CRT) facility at its

London Heathrow Airport cargo warehouse, the carrier’s first in Europe. The new 300-square-foot facility maintains a temperature range of 15 to 25 degrees Celsius and will be used for healthcare shipments such as pharmaceuticals and biologicals.

Managing director of cargo sales in Europe, Tristan Koch, said: “This new facility will help us to ensure shipments transiting, originating or connecting in London are placed in the best possible environment while they are in our care, giving our customers the peace of mind they deserve.”

The facility can log temperature data and offers alarms and notification.

Koch adds: “The facility will be of special interest to our Irish pharmaceutical customers, who have goods that transit London Heathrow on the way to other international destinations.”