American Airlines has room for pharma growth

American Airlines Cargo has opened a new controlled room temperature (CRT) for healthcare shipments at Heathrow. The 1,700sq ft facility can accommodate up to 16 times more pallets than the previous room. It is a fully monitored and alarmed facility, where the standard operating temperature will be set to maintain passive products at +59°F to +77°F (+15°C to +25°C). Euro Scan software is used to monitor precise temperatures within the ... [+]

American Airlines axes Birmingham route

American Airlines is to axe its six times a week 757 passenger service from Birmingham, to New York JFK airport from 6 May next year. The carrier said it had made the “difficult decision” after monitoring the performance of the route, which was introduced in May 2015. Paul Faulkner, chief executive ... [+]

American has a nice day in London

American Airlines Cargo shipped a record 575,000lbs (260,000kg) of freight and mail from Heathrow in a single day on Sunday 31 July, surpassing its previous daily record set in October 2015, when it shipped 565,857lb (256,668kg). [+]

American Airlines honours the fallen

American Airlines Cargo partnered with the nonprofit organization Operation Honor our Heroes to respectfully transport 10,000 American flags for a Memorial Day event in Washington DC. The 2,312lb (1050kg) shipment donated by American included one flag for every 120 service members who lost their lives in the line of duty. ... [+]

Clean water again – thanks to American Airlines

American Airlines Cargo shipped more than 20 pallets of water purification units to Ecuador following last month’s earthquake. The 7.8 magnitude quake hit local water treatment plants and supply networks in towns such as Manta and Portoviejo. The carrier donated transportation to GlobalMedic, allowing the charity to send 560 Family Emergency Kits ... [+]

American offers easier tracking

American Airlines Cargo has redesigned the tracking functions on its website including live status updates through colour-coded progress bars, detailed flight, AWB and Customs information, simple access and navigation to shipping history and added sorting and viewing capabilities. Logged-in users can also sort their shipments by origin and destination. Director of ... [+]

American Dreamliner

American Airlines is to replace the 767-300ER on its Chicago-Manchester route with a 787-8 Dreamliner for five months period this summer and may introduce it permanently. The Dreamliner has one of the largest cargo capacities of any twin-engined aircraft. [+]

You’d be barking mad to fly any other way

Tiffany the Dutch Smoushond recently became the first live animal to be moved by American Airlines between the Netherlands and the US. She travelled VIP class courtesy of specialist forwarder, Animals to Fly while AA Cargo’s GSA in The Netherlands, FlyUs, assigned animal loving team members Patrick Smidt and Benny ... [+]

AA opens pharma facility

American Airlines Cargo has officially opened its ExpediteTC cold storage pharmaceutical facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It says it is the only airline in the north-east US with a state-of-the-art terminal for temperature-sensitive, life science and healthcare cargo. [+]

Three more points for American

Cargo service between Glasgow and Philadelphia will commence on 3 May and between Edinburgh and New York JFK and Shannon and Philadelphia on 7 May. The routes will be operated by B757 aircraft “perfect for smaller size shipments,” says the carrier. [+]

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