American Airlines has appointed Air Logistics Group as its Cargo General Sales Agent (GSA) for its operations in India.

The new GSA representation will bring added benefits to American’s Cargo customers as the airline continues to expand its cargo capacity and frequency between the two nations.

“India is a very important part of our worldwide network, with a high demand for both inbound and outbound cargo traffic such as pharmaceuticals, auto parts and fabrics,” said Shanna Abbott, American Airlines Cargo’s GSA Contracts Manager. “Having Air Logistics Group represent us throughout India will enhance service for our customers who ship from key cities. A local presence is a sure-fire way for us to ensure that each customer’s needs are being met.”

“We are excited to represent American Airlines’ Cargo in India,” said Sakshi Gupta, Country Manager, Air Logistics Group. “India is a fast growing and strategic market for American and we are looking forward to promoting and strengthening the exports and imports trade between the two nations through our skills and expertise.”

By winter of 2021, American Airlines plans to launch its maiden passenger service from Seattle (SEA) to Bengaluru (BLR).

After mulling nonstop flights to India, American has finally pulled the trigger. The carrier is planning to deploy a Boeing 787-9 on this route. American Airlines will be the only airline to fly this route connecting two major tech hubs. Bengaluru is often referred to as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’. Microsoft, based near Seattle, has a campus in Bengaluru.

Previously, American flew between Chicago and New Delhi until 2012.

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