From Holland with love

American Airlines Cargo says its staff around the world rose to the occasion for Valentine’s day, delivering a million lbs of flowers, including 920,000 lb from Amsterdam 15% up on last year. The explanation is not that the Dutch are especially romantic but because it is the location of the famous Aalsmeer flower auctionwhich sends blooms around the world. American either flies them directly from Amsterdam Schiphol to Philadelphia International ... [+]

AA’s Tim Isik comes across to Cargo

  American Airlines Cargo has appointed Tim Isik as director, cargo sales – Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He comes to cargo from the passenger channel sales team, where he led American’s leisure sales business across the UK, Ireland and Iceland. [+]

American rewrites the record books

American Airlines Cargo has broken multiple all-time records in performance, volume and revenue in 2018, finishing the year with more than $1 billion in revenue. Volume for the year was at a historic 2 billion lbs and the airline also achieved an all-time best flown as booked figure, setting all-time ... [+]

Americans step into the breach to help hurricane victims

Many American Airlines Cargo employees took it on themselves to find ways they could help their local communities after Hurricane Michael wreaked havoc in and around Florida in early October. Recently, the carrier’s Miami team partnered with the American Red Cross to compile packages for those who lost everything in the ... [+]

New VP for American Airlines

American Airlines Cargo has promoted Jessica Tyler to vice president, strategy and development. She joined American Airlines in 2012, where she led the team that merged the cargo divisions of US Airways and American Airlines, an integration that the industry considered the most successful cargo merger to date. [+]

American first with the post to Cuba

American Airlines says it has become the first US passenger carrier to offer a cargo service in Cuba, albeit a mail rather than a full cargo operation. The service for letters, parcels and express is available on the carrier four daily flights from Miami - due to increase to five ... [+]

Next-gen IT for American

American Airlines is to implement a next generation cargo management system, iCargo. It will be implemented by IT solutions provider IBS Software, who will migrate the carrier’s operations to a web-based, fully integrated technology platform connecting all critical business functions.   [+]

Slick American sees cargo surge

American Airlines Cargo’s traffic was up 15% from the previous calendar year in 2017. It followed a year-long effort to streamline the customer experience with the introduction of new self-service tools to automate and improve the booking process alongside further implementation of new services like proactive shipment re-accommodation. [+]

Picking up the pieces after the hurricanes

Cargo president Rick Elieson explains what the team at American Airlines has been doing in the wake of Irma and Maria   After Hurricane Irma devastated so many islands in the Caribbean before hitting Florida, we were heartbroken to see the impact Hurricane Maria had on Puerto Rico. We have thousands of ... [+]

American appoints cargo sales chief

American Airlines Cargo has appointed Lisa Oxentine as managing director, global and key accounts – cargo sales. She takes over Roger Samways’ previous position, after his promotion to vice president of the cargo sales division earlier this year, and will be based in the American Airlines Cargo headquarters office in ... [+]

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