Air, Freight News

American plans 1,000-flight all-cargo programme

[ August 18, 2020   //   ]

American is planning a cargo-only schedule of more than 1,000 flights serving 32 cities in September, doubling its August programme. Together with passenger flights with bellyhold capacity, this will give cargo customers access to more than 2,200 flights throughout the month. The cargo flights – the first all-freight services operated by the carrier since 1984 – were essentially an independent mini-airline, said Tom Howard, who led the operation at American’s Integrated Operations Center. “We had to build all of this out and coordinate how it flows with our scheduled passenger service because, well, we’re a passenger airline.”